Shower of Stars (1954–1958)
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Jack Benny Celebrates His 40th Birthday 

After many years of claiming to be perpetually 39 years old, Jack Benny celebrates his 40th birthday. Rochester is out sick and is replaced by Andy Devine as Jack's butler Andy. As Jack ... See full synopsis »

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Don Bestor ...
Don Bestor
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Mel Blanc
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Bob
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Dennis Day
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Andy
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Paul Douglas
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Johnny Green
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Phil
Sam Hearn ...
Sam
George Hicks ...
Himself
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Himself
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Joe (as Joe Kearns)
Mary Livingstone ...
Mary
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Mahlon
Frank Nelson ...
Frank
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After many years of claiming to be perpetually 39 years old, Jack Benny celebrates his 40th birthday. Rochester is out sick and is replaced by Andy Devine as Jack's butler Andy. As Jack notes, the voice is the same. At the end, Jack remarks, "If I'd known it was going to be like this, I would have had it sooner."

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13 February 1958 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson could not attend the celebration due to illness. His part in the comedy sketches was performed by Andy Devine. See more »

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Happy Birthday
(uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Performed by Andy Devine
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