"The Jack Benny Show: Collector's Edition". Two-disc set, w/15 episodes of the TV show, a photo gallery and a mini-biography (Diamond Entertainment).
6 Biographical Movies |
4 Print Biographies |
9 Portrayals |
1 Article |
Phil Abrams | Mr. Benny
5' 8" (1.73 m)
Did You Know?
[After being presented with an award] I don't deserve this, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that, either.
According to Phyllis Diller
's autobiography "Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse", in the late 1960s Broadway producer David Merrick
approached Benny with the idea of him playing Dolly Levi in drag in "Hello, Dolly!" opposite George Burns
as Horace Vandergelder. The intention was to turn Broadway on its ear and revive flagging interest in the show, which had been running since 1964, originally with
Never admitted to being older than 39