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Mary Livingstone (1905–1983)

Grew up in Vancouver, B.C., where she graduated from King George High School. Claims to have first seen future husband and comedy partner Jack Benny perform at the city's famed Orpheum Theatre during the Vaudeville days. Benny toured extensively and played the Orpheum often before hitting it big in radio. See full bio »

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This Way Please
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 1951-1963 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Mary Livingstone
- Jack Alone on New Year's Eve (1963) ... Mary Livingstone (voice)
- Nightbeat Takeoff (1960) ... Mary Livingstone
- Ed Sullivan/Genevieve Show (1959) ... Mary Livingstone (uncredited)
- Panel Discussion Show (1959) ... Mary Livingstone
- Airport Sketch (1959) ... Mary Livingstone
 1959 The Mouse That Jack Built (Short)
Mary (voice)
 1958 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
 1945 It's in the Bag!
Mary (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Buck Benny Rides Again
Mary Livingstone (voice)
 1937 This Way Please
Maxine Barry
 1933 Mr. Broadway
Mary Livigstone
 1928 Bright Moments (Short)
Marie Marlo
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Other Works:

"Jack Benny" (book of reminiscences), 1978

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2 Portrayals | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mrs. Jack Benny

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Has been mistakenly identified and believed to be a distant cousin of the Marx Brothers, which is untrue. The belief is largely rooted in the fact that she first met her husband Jack Benny through a Passover Seder which was also attended by the Brothers. Additionally, her original stage name Marks (which was actually a diminutive of her surname at birth Marcowitz) was incorrectly thought to be ... See more »


Posh and elegant onstage; a little vain in real life

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