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Benjamin Homer
Birth: Jun. 27, 1917
Meriden
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Feb. 12, 1975
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Arranger-composer. Born Benjamin Hozer, he changed to the professional name of Benjamin Homer. He wrote a number of well-known songs including "Sentimental Journey Home," and "Mexican Hat Dance." Growing up in Meriden, Connecticut, his musical ability was recognized by a teacher when he was only nine years old. At age eleven he became a member of the Meriden Symphony Orchestra. At the age of fifteen he became of member of the American Federation of Musicians. After three years of study at the New England Conservatory of Music he traveled with the big bands of Benny Goodman, The Dorsey brothers, Count Basie and others. In 1943 he became the youngest musician ever inducted into ASCAP. (bio by: Jan Franco) 
 
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 Parents:
  Louis Hozer (____ - 1941)
  Etta Hozer (____ - 1952)
 
 Sibling:
  Gladys Hozer (____ - 1983)*
  Benjamin Homer (1917 - 1975)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Meriden Hebrew Cemetery
Meriden
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: Oct 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77562907
Benjamin Homer
Added by: Jan Franco
 
Benjamin Homer
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