Is Benny Goodman Living or Dead?

Has American jazz musician Benny Goodman died? Or is he still alive?

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American jazz musician

Benny Goodman is ...

Born 30 May 1909 in Chicago
Died 13 Jun 1986 in New York City
Age77 years
Causemyocardial infarction
Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman
Photo of Benny Goodman.Because I am not able to tell if this photo had a border which was cropped, a search for original copyright was done in artwork for the year 1942. There were no registrations for Kriegsmann; there's no evidence of original copyright for the photo.

About Benny Goodman

Benjamin David Goodman (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American jazz clarinetist and bandleader known as the "King of Swing". In the mid-1930s, Goodman led one of the most popular musical groups in the United States. His concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City on January 16, 1938 is described by critic Bruce Eder as "the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history: jazz's 'coming out' party to the world of 'respectable' music." Goodman's bands launched the careers of many major jazz artists. During an era of racial segregation, he led one of the first well-known integrated jazz groups. Goodman performed nearly to the end of his life while exploring an interest in classical music.

He is also known as Benjamin David Goodman and Benjamin David "Benny" Goodman.