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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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[Commenting on the vocal talents of his radio show`s co-star] There`s only five real people in Hollywood. Everyone else is Mel Blanc.

 

Modesty is my best quality

 

Towards the end of his TV series, he was waiting for his show to air and began watching "Bonanza" (1959), which started half an hour sooner. He wound up missing his show and said "If I won`t even watch me, what chance do I have?".

 

Was good friends with actress Giselle Mckenzie--who also played the violin--and often referred to her as "Doll".

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The Funny Side (1971)

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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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