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Jack Benny

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Biography

Jack Benny in 1964

Source: astudyinsherlock.net

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, playing his violin badly. In character, he would be 39 years of age, regardless of his actual age.

Fact file

  • Born: February 14, 1894
  • Died: December 26, 1974 (Aged 80)
  • Occupation: Comedian and Actor

Read more about Jack Benny at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Jack Benny also has stars:
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    6396 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood Blvd, south side, between Cahuenga and Cosmo
  • For radio
    1591 Vine St Vine St, west side, between Selma and Sunset

In the news

CBS Is Probably Planning To Sell Its Fairfax Television City
LAist - News from LA, 2017-09-30 20:20:00
It's the one time home of Carol Burnett, Jack Benny, Ronald Reagan, and Judy Garland. [ more › ]

Playbill Vault’s Today in Theatre History: July 1
Playbill Combined , 2015-07-01 04:00:02
1930 Comedian Jack Benny makes his Broadway debut in Earl Carroll's Vanities of 1930. The revue also featured Patsy Kelly, Jimmy Savo and the Collette Sisters.

Jack Benny was the everyman with uncanny timing
LA Times Entertainme, 2013-07-22 12:00:00
Classic Hollywood: Shout! Factory's new DVD set 'The Jack Benny Program: The Lost Episodes' features 18 restored episodes of his old show.Bob Hope was the wisecracker. Milton Berle was a clown. George Burns and Gracie Allen were farceurs of domestic life. And Jack Benny was the "Everyman" comedian.    

Hollywood Blvd, south side, between Las Palmas and Cherokee

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