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Tex Beneke

AKA Gordon Lee Beneke

Born: 12-Feb-1914
Birthplace: Fort Worth, TX
Died: 30-May-2000
Location of death: Costa Mesa, CA
Cause of death: Respiratory failure
Remains: Buried, Greenwood Memorial Park, Fort Worth, TX

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Saxophonist, The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Military service: US Navy (1943-45)

Father: Frank Snyder Beneke
Mother: Dixie Lee Delmage
Wife: Margaret
Wife: Sandra (until his death)

    High School: Central High School, Fort Worth, TX

    Tex Beneke and His Orchestra (1950-2000)
    The Glenn Miller Band Bandleader (1946-50)
    The Glenn Miller Orchestra (1938-42)
    Ben Young Orchestra (1935-37)
    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1996
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6200 Hollywood Blvd. (recording)

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