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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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[on The Marx Brothers] If you ever eat at the Hillcrest Country Club and Groucho is there you`ll find he`ll make you laugh in the same way he does on screen. Chico, I would say, loved women and gambling, period. Harpo was probably the sweetest man you would ever want to meet.

 

[on Al Jolson] When you talk about the world`s greatest entertainer you have to say Al Jolson because there was no one like him. Only Judy Garland and perhaps Frank Sinatra got anywhere near him!

 

Hosted the Academy Awards in 1944 and 1947

 

January 1949: A personal friend of Harry S. Truman, he served as Master of Ceremonies for Truman`s Inaugural Ball. When he arrived at the White House for the event, a guard pointed to his violin case and asked, "Mr. Benny, what do you have in there?" As a joke, Jack whispered back, "It`s a Thompson sub-machine gun." The guard replied, "Oh, that`s a relief. I was afraid it was your violin".

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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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