(1942-44) Radio: Star of NBC Radio's "The Grape Nuts Flakes Program".
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Phil Abrams | Mr. Benny
5' 8" (1.73 m)
Did You Know?
[After being introduced by Ed Sullivan
on his radio debut] This is Jack Benny talking. There will now be a slight pause while you say, "Who cares?"
His most famous gag was on his radio show when, in his usual character as a comical miser, he's confronted by a robber who says, "Your money or your life." That's followed by two to three minutes of dead silence, except for the audience which laughed with increasing volume as the silence continued. Finally the robber prodded Jack by saying, "Well?" to which Benny responded, "I'm thinking it over!"
Billed himself as "the Original 'Old Blue Eyes'"