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Benny Goodman

Posted in Long Ridge Union Cemetery with tags , on July 2, 2013 by Cade

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May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986

The undeniable “King of Swing,” Benny Goodman was one of the most important and successful musicians and bandleaders of the Big Band jazz era. Throughout the 1920’s and early ’30’s, Goodman played clarinet in bands and as a session musician alongside titanic contemporaries like Bix Beiderbecke, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller. Taking the arrangements of a successful but stalled-out African-American bandleader/arranger named Fletcher Henderson, Goodman was able to bring a broad popularity to what would become Swing music. Continue reading

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Gilda Radner

Posted in Long Ridge Union Cemetery with tags , , , on February 24, 2013 by Cade

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June 28, 1946 – May 20, 1989

Best known for the hilarious characters she created as an original cast member of Saturday Night Live, Gilda Radner was a beloved comedienne and actress. Her exposure on SNL as well as movie roles and Broadway shows made her one of the most popular comic actors of the 1970s and ’80s.  She was married twice, most notably to actor Gene Wilder.

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