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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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 1967 A Guide for the Married Man
Technical Adviser (Ollie 'Sweet Lips')
 1967 All About People (Short)
Narrator
 1962 Gypsy
Jack Benny (uncredited)
 1960 Who Was That Lady?
Mr. Cosgrove (uncredited)
 1959 The Mouse That Jack Built (Short)
Jack (voice)
 1957 Beau James
Jack Benny (uncredited)
 1949 The Great Lover
Jack Benny (uncredited)
 1946 Without Reservations
Jack Benny (uncredited)
 1943 The Meanest Man in the World
Richard Clarke
 1942 George Washington Slept Here
Bill Fuller
 1939 Man About Town
Bob Temple
 1938 Artists and Models Abroad
Buck Boswell
 1937 Artists & Models
Mac Brewster
 1936 College Holiday
J. Davis Bowster
 1936 The Big Broadcast of 1937
Jack Carson
 1935 It's in the Air
Calvin Churchill
 1935 Broadway Melody of 1936
Bert Keeler
 1934 Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round
Chad Denby
 1931 Taxi Tangle (Short)
Jack Benny
 1931 Cab Waiting (Short)
Jack Benny
 1931 A Broadway Romeo (Short)
Jack Benny
 1930 The Medicine Man
Dr. John Harvey
 1930 Children of Pleasure
Jack - Radio Performer (uncredited)
 1930 Lord Byron of Broadway
Voice on Radio (uncredited)
 1930 The Rounder (Short)
Mr. Bartlett
 1928 Bright Moments (Short)
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Other Works:

(Late 1960s) TV commercial: Texaco. He appeared with his famous Maxwell automobile and, in keeping with his miserly image, usually bought only one gallon of gas at a time. 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:

[Receiving a "joke" trophy for his performance in drag in Charley's Aunt (1941)] I'm caught with my gags down.. I've been waiting so long for an Oscar that I'm ready to accept anything from anybody. See more »

Trivia:

Hosted the Academy Awards in 1944 and 1947 See more »

Trademark:

Never admitted to being older than 39 See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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