Benny Carter bio

Birth Name: Bennett Lester Carter

Occupation: Trumpet Player

Place Of Birth: New York City

Date Of Birth: August 8, 1907

Date Of Death: July 12, 2003

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Benny Carter was born on the 8th of August, 1907. He was popular for being a Trumpet Player. Award-winning jazz musician, recipient of the 1968 NEA Jazz Masters Award and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987.

Benny Carter was born in New York City. He was mostly self-taught and collaborated with a wide variety of musicians before gaining notoriety in Harlem. He taught workshops and seminars at many schools, including Harvard and Princeton University.

Benny Carter was a Leo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Benny Carter was born in 1900s. Discover what happened on this day.

Bennett Lester Carter is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Benny’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Benny Carter’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Benny Carter’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Benny Carter kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Benny Carter was born in the Year of the Goat.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Bennett Lester Carter
NICKNAME: The King, King
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Benny Carter was a Leo. People of this zodiac sign like to be admired, expensive things, bright colors, and dislike being ignored, facing difficulties, not being treated specially. The strengths of this sign are being creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous, while weaknesses can be arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy and inflexible. The greatest overall compatibility with Leo is Aquarius, Gemini.

Chinese Zodiac: Benny Carter was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign enjoy being alone with their thoughts. They're creative thinkers, economic, cautitous and appreciate the arts, they can also be indecisive.

Ruling Planet: Benny Carter had a ruling planet of Sun and has a ruling planet of Sun and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Sun. The Sun is about vitality and is the core giver of life. It is also known as being the most generous and noble of signs. People who are born with the Sun as the ruling planet are courageous, self-expressive and bold.

Benny Carter’s birth sign is Leo and he had a ruling planet of Sun.

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