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Irving Benson (1914–2016)

Irving Benson was born on January 31, 1914 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Irving Wishnefsky. He was an actor, known for The Last First Comic (2010), The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) and Texaco Star Theatre (1948). He was married to Lillian Benson. He died on May 19, 2016 in Port Jefferson, New York. See full bio »

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Known For

The Last First Comic
(2010)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest / Himself
(1962-1977)
Texaco Star Theatre
Texaco Star Theatre Sphritzer, Sidney (1966-67)
(1948)
The Hollywood Palace
The Hollywood Palace Sidney Shpritzer - Comic Heckler / Himself - Comedian / Himself - Comic Heckler
(1967-1969)

Filmography

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 1979 Happy Days (TV Series)
Irv Hanson
- Burlesque (1979) ... Irv Hanson
 1970 Which Way to the Front?
German Officer (uncredited)
 1969 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Irving
- Lucy and the Ex-Con (1969) ... Irving
 1968 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series)
Sidney Shpritzer - Comic Heckler
- Episode #6.3 (1968) ... Sidney Shpritzer - Comic Heckler
- Episode #5.22 (1968) ... Sidney Shpritzer - Comic Heckler
 1966 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series)
Sidney Spritzer
- Episode #1.6 (1966) ... Sidney Spritzer
 1948 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series)
Sphritzer, Sidney (1966-67)
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 1979 Happy Days (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Burlesque (1979) ... (performer: "Top Banana" - uncredited)
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 2010 The Last First Comic (Documentary)
Himself
 1962-1977 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Himself - Guest / Himself
- Episode #16.96 (1977) ... Himself - Guest
- Episode #16.2 (1977) ... Himself - Guest
- Episode #15.25 (1976) ... Himself - Guest
- Episode #14.211 (1975) ... Himself - Guest
- Episode #14.78 (1975) ... Himself
 1971 The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #8.80 (1971) ... Himself
 1967-1969 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series)
Himself - Comic Heckler / Himself - Comedian
- Episode #7.6 (1969) ... Himself - Comic Heckler
- Episode #5.6 (1967) ... Himself - Comedian
 1966 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.16 (1966) ... Himself
- Episode #1.1 (1966) ... Himself
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Trivia:

He started singing and dancing in contests as a youngster. He entertained troops during WWII. After the war, he was one-half of the comedy act Benson and Mann, teaming with straight man Jack Mann. See more »

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Aquarius

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