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Jack Benny (1894–1974)


The son of a saloonkeeper, Jack Benny (born Benny Kubelsky) began to study the violin at the age six, and his "ineptness" at it later become his trademark (in reality, he was a very accomplished player). When given the opportunity to play in live theatre professionally, Benny quit school and joined vaudeville. In the same theatre that Benny was ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

(Late 1960s) TV commercial: The Wool Industry. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 9 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Phil Abrams | Mr. Benny

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

I began my show business career playing violin in San Francisco at the corner of Market and Taylor. I understand that there is a theater there now. See more »

Trivia:

In 1948, the radio quiz show "Truth or Consequences" ran a weekly contest to identify the Walking Man. The gag was to guess who the foot steps belonged to. Every week they played the steps. Eventually they revealed it was Jack Benny. See more »

Trademark:

Theme song: "Love in Bloom" See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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