(1932-33) Radio: Star of "The Canada Dry Program", CBS Radio.
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10 Portrayals |
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Phil Abrams | Mr. Benny
5' 7¾" (1.72 m)
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[on The Marx Brothers
] If you ever eat at the Hillcrest Country Club and [Groucho Marx
] is there, you'll find he'll make you laugh in the same way he does on screen, [Chico Marx
], I would say, loved women and gambling, period. [Harpo Marx
] was probably the sweetest man you would ever want to meet.
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".
Billed himself as "the Original 'Old Blue Eyes'"