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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)
 1937 Artists & Models
Mac Brewster
 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 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:

Radio: Appeared (as "Athanael") in "The Horn Blows at Midnight" on "The Ford Radio Theater". 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:

Jack's radio program that followed the premature death of Carole Lombard was canceled because Benny, a good friend and admirer, was grief-stricken. The time was filled with music instead. Both had just starred together in To Be or Not to Be (1942). See more »

Trademark:

Billed himself as "the Original 'Old Blue Eyes'" See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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