The World of Benny Goodman (1963)

Profile of musician Benny Goodman that covers his childhood in Chicago, his rise to fame and his world travels, particularly his 1961 trip to Russia. Comments from his friends and musical collaborators are also featured.

Director:

Eugene S. Jones

Writer:

Joseph Liss

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Cast

Credited cast:
Dave Brubeck ... Himself
Willis Conover Willis Conover ... Himself
Aaron Copland ... Himself
Benny Goodman ... Himself
Morton Gould ... Himself
John Hammond ... Himself
Sol Hurok Sol Hurok ... Himself
John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Nikita Khrushchev ... Himself (archive footage)
Gene Krupa ... Himself
Peggy Lee ... Herself
William 'Popsie' Randolph William 'Popsie' Randolph ... Himself
Alexander Scourby ... Narrator
Gilbert Seldes Gilbert Seldes ... Himself
Teddy Wilson ... Himself
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Profile of musician Benny Goodman that covers his childhood in Chicago, his rise to fame and his world travels, particularly his 1961 trip to Russia. Comments from his friends and musical collaborators are also featured.

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Genres:

Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1963 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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