(3/31/49) Radio: Appeared in the "How Jack Benny Became Cheap" episode of "The Burns & Allen Show"
6 Biographical Movies |
4 Print Biographies |
9 Portrayals |
1 Article |
Phil Abrams | Mr. Benny
5' 8" (1.73 m)
Did You Know?
Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
According to Phyllis Diller
's autobiography "Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse", in the late 1960s Broadway producer David Merrick
approached Benny with the idea of him playing Dolly Levi in drag in "Hello, Dolly!" opposite George Burns
as Horace Vandergelder. The intention was to turn Broadway on its ear and revive flagging interest in the show, which had been running since 1964, originally with
Never admitted to being older than 39