Full Name: Benjamin David Goodman
Nickname: "King of Swing" and "The Professor"
Occupation: Band leader, clarinetist
Date, place of Birth: May 30, 1909 in Chicago
Date, place of Death: June 13, 1986 in New York City, of cardiac arrest
Burial location: Long Ridge Cemetery in Stamford, Connecticut
Parents: David Goodman and Dora (Grisinsky) Goodman
Siblings: Benny had eleven siblings; he was the ninth child.
Wife: Alice Hammond Duckworth, married in March 1942.
Children: Two daughters; Rachel Goodman Edelson, an English instructor, and Benjie Goodman Lasseau, a performing artist.