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Benny Carter - Hollywood, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 34° 06.078 W 118° 20.687
11S E 375955 N 3774204
Quick Description: This Star is located near 7080 Hollywood Boulevard.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/27/2013 1:55:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMH5VH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 4

Long Description:
Hollywood honors over 2400 celebrities of stage, screen, song and radio with stars like this one along the Hollywood Walk of Fame- fifteen blocks along Hollywood Blvd.
This star is for musician and bandleader Benny Carter.
Wikipedia (visit link) informs us:

"Bennett Lester "Benny" Carter (August 8, 1907 – July 12, 2003) was an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. He was a major figure in jazz from the 1930s to the 1990s, and was recognized as such by other jazz musicians who called him King. In 1958, he performed with Billie Holiday at the legendary Monterey Jazz Festival.

The National Endowment for the Arts honored Benny Carter with its highest honor in jazz, the NEA Jazz Masters Award for 1986. He was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987, winner of the Grammy Award in 1994 for his solo "Prelude to a Kiss", and also the same year, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2000 awarded the National Endowment for the Arts, National Medal of Arts, presented by President Bill Clinton."
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Location: near 7080 Hollywood Boulevard

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