Beneke with Jerry Gray and Johnny Desmond in 1946

Jerry GrayGlenn Miller
Gordon "Tex" Beneke, from left, with Jerry Gray and Johnny Desmond in January 1946. Beneke, a singer and sax player who took over the Glenn Miller Orchestra after the bandleader's death during World War II, died May 30 at his home, the Orange County coroner's office said. He was 86. AP
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