Appeared (Broadway debut) in "The Great Temptations" on Broadway. Musical revue. Music by Maurice Ruebens
. Material by Harold Atteridge
. Lyrics by Clifford Grey
. Musical Direction by Alfred Goodman. Additional music by Milton Schwarzwald
, Earl Lindsay and Jose Padilla. Choreographed by Earl Lindsay. Production Supervised by J.J...
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Phil Abrams | Mr. Benny
5' 8" (1.73 m)
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[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.
January 1949: A personal friend of Harry S. Truman
, he served as Master of Ceremonies for Truman's Inaugural Ball. When he arrived at the White House for the event, a guard pointed to his violin case and asked, "Mr. Benny, what do you have in there?" As a joke, Jack whispered back, "It's a Thompson sub-machine gun." The guard replied, "Oh, that's a relief. I was afraid it was your violin".
Master of the "Slow-Burn"