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Actor, comedian, vaudevillian, violinist

Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky; February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974) was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television, and film actor, and violinist. Recognized as a leading American entertainer of the 20th century, Benny portrayed his character as a miser,...Wikipedia

Age: 80 (age at death)
Born: 14th February, 1894, Chicago, Illinois
Died: 26th December, 1974, Holmby Hills, California
Height: 5' 8" (173 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: The Jack Benny Show

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[After being introduced by Ed Sullivan on his radio debut] This is Jack Benny talking. There will now be a slight pause while you say, `Who cares?`

 

[After being presented with an award] I don`t deserve this, but I have arthritis and I don`t deserve that, either.

 

At his funeral George Burns began the eulogy but broke down. Bob Hope rose to the podium in a shaky voice and honored the comedian by reading, "for a man who was the undisputed master of comedy timing, you`d have to say that this was the only time when Jack Benny`s timing was all wrong. He left us much too soon."

 

One of Benny`s best-known schticks as a radio star was his long-standing feud with fellow radio comedian Fred Allen. The two often appeared on each other`s radio programs to trade barbs. Sadly, other than an appearance on "The Jack Benny Program" (1950), in which Allen tries to steal Jack`s sponsor, this did not carry over into television, as Allen died shortly after beginning his own TV show. In real life, of course, Benny and Allen were great friends, and Benny even took time on his radio program to eulogize Allen after his death.

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LITTLE KOJAK - Jack was one of the kindest, giving, philanthropical and respected and most loved stars in Hollywood. Just a great human being. (4 years ago)

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