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Ben Bernie

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Ben Bernie

Source: jimmyjazzarchive.com

Ben Bernie (May 30, 1891 – October 23, 1943), born Bernard Anzelevitz, was an American jazz violinist, bandleader, and radio personality, often introduced as "The Old Maestro". He was noted for his showmanship and memorable bits of snappy dialogue.

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  • Born: May 30, 1891 Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Died: October 23, 1943 (aged 52) Hollywood, California, U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Jazz violinist, bandleader, radio personality

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Back in 1932, Ben Bernie and All the Lads scored a hit with the novelty song "What! No Mickey Mouse?," asking what kind of a party it was without him.

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