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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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Other Works:

(1933-34) Radio: Star of NBC Radio's "The Chevrolet Show". 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:

[on Bob Hope] It's not enough just to get laughs. The audience has to love you, and Bob gets love as well as laughs from his audiences. See more »

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Star of "The Lucky Strike Program" on NBC Radio (1944-1949) and CBS Radio (1949-1955). See more »

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Image as penny-pincher See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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