Benny Goodman

Born: 05/30/1909 in Chicago, Illinois, USA


Music (50)

Allied 2016 (Movie)

("Flying Home") (Song)

Florence Foster Jenkins 2016 (Movie)

("Sing, Sing, Sing") (Song Performer)

Little Boy 2015 (Movie)

("If Dreams Come True") (Song Performer)

The Intern 2015 (Movie)

("Ain't Misbehavin'") (Song Performer)

Cesar Chavez 2014 (Movie)

("Darktown Strutters Ball ") (Song Performer)

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks 2014 (Movie)

("Sing Sing Sing") (Song Performer)

Me and Orson Welles 2009 (Movie)

("In A Sentimental Mood ") (Song Performer)

Music and Lyrics 2007 (Movie)

("Flying Home") (Song)

Music and Lyrics 2007 (Movie)

("Flying Home") (Song Performer)

The Water Horse 2007 (Movie)

"It's Only A Paper Moon" (Song Performer)

Hollywoodland 2006 (Movie)

("Flying Home") (Song)

Cinderella Man 2005 (Movie)

("Don't Be That Way") (Song)

Exorcist: The Beginning 2004 (Movie)

("We'll Meet Again") (Song Performer)

Mona Lisa Smile 2003 (Movie)

("Flying Home") (Song)

Below 2002 (Movie)

("Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing)") (Song Performer)

Hart's War 2002 (Movie)

("Idaho") (Song Performer)

Hollywood Ending 2002 (Movie)

("Hooray For Hollywood") (Song Performer)

Girl on the Bridge 2000 (Movie)

("Sing, Sing, Sing" "Bugle Call Rag" "Goodbye") (Song Performer)

Small Time Crooks 2000 (Movie)

("Stompin' at the Savoy") (Song)

U-571 2000 (Movie)

("Dein ist mein Ganzes Herz") (Song Performer)

Deconstructing Harry 1997 (Movie)

("Sing Sing Sing (With a Swing)" "Christopher Columbus") (Song Performer)

My Fellow Americans 1996 (Movie)

("Don't Be That Way") (Song)

The English Patient 1996 (Movie)

("Wang Wang Blues" "One O'Clock Jump") (Performer)

The Grass Harp 1996 (Movie)


The Grass Harp 1996 (Movie)

("Close Your Eyes" "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" "Somebody Stole My Gal" ") (Song Performer)

The Hudsucker Proxy 1994 (Movie)

("Flying Home") (Song)

Swing Kids 1993 (Movie)

("Life Goes to a Party" "Swingtime in the Rockies") (Song)

Swing Kids 1993 (Movie)

("Bugle Call Rag" "Flat Foot Floogee" "Swingtime in the Rockies" "Goodnight My Love") (Song Performer)

Big Band Ballroom Bash 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)


Malcolm X 1992 (Movie)

("Flying Home") (Song)

The Marrying Man 1991 (Movie)

("Stompin' at the Savoy") (Song)

Memphis Belle 1990 (Movie)

("Flying Home") (Song)

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 (Movie)

("You're a Sweet Little Headache") (Song)

New York Stories 1989 (Movie)

song performer "Sing, Sing, Sing"(("Oedipus Wrecks")) (Song Performer)

When Harry Met Sally... 1989 (Movie)

songs("Stompin' at the Savoy" "Don't Be That Way") (Song)

Crossing Delancey 1988 (Movie)

("It Had to Be You") (Song Performer)

In the Mood 1987 (Movie)

songs("Stompin' at the Savoy" "Don't Be That Way") (Song)

Radio Days 1987 (Movie)

("Body and Soul" "Goodbye") (Song Performer)

Miss Mary 1986 (Movie)

("It's Been So Long") (Song Performer)

Power 1986 (Movie)

("Sing, Sing, Sing") (Song)

Star 80 1983 (Movie)

("Sing Sing Sing") (Song Performer)

Raggedy Man 1981 (Movie)

("The Lady's in Love With You") (Song Performer)

The Atomic Cafe 1981 (Movie)

("Flying Home") (Song)

They All Laughed 1981 (Movie)

("Sing Sing Sing") (Song Performer)

Fantasma d'Amore 1980 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Raging Bull 1980 (Movie)

("Two O'Clock Jump") (Song)

Raging Bull 1980 (Movie)

("Jersey Bounce") (Song Performer)

Stardust Memories 1980 (Movie)

("If Dreams Come True") (Music)

Joe Albany... A Jazz Life 1979 (Movie)

("Stompin' at the Savoy") (Song)

The Benny Goodman Story 1955 (Movie)

Actor (9)

American Lifestyles 1986 (Movie)

("The Nightclub Boom" - "Show Business: The Postwar Years") (Actor)

Ake Hasselgard Story 1983 (Movie)


All-Star Swing Festival 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)


Copland Conducts Copland 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)


The Big Band and All That Jazz 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)


Hollywood Hotel 1938 (Movie)

Other (1)

Benny Goodman's Greatest Hits 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)




Added guitarist Charlie Christian to his band


Made first classical recording with Budapest Quartet


Played historic Carnegie Hall concert


Played Los Angeles concert heralding the birth of swing


Recorded landmark "King Porter Stomp"


Made national radio debut on NBC's "Let's Dance"

Bonus Trivia


Began music lessons at Kehelah Jacob Synagogue.


Joined Ben Pollack Orchestra in Chicago


Landed only starring movie role in "Sweet & Low-Down"


Toured Soviet Union