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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:

The Jack Benny Show (1963). [Special] 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:

Star of "The Canada Dry Program" on NBC Radio (1932) and CBS Radio (1932-1933). See more »

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Master of the "Slow-Burn" See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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