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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 Scanty Panties (1961), Here's Lucy (1968) 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

Scanty Panties
Scanty Panties Gambler
(1961)
Here's Lucy
Here's Lucy Irving
(1969)
Texaco Star Theatre
Texaco Star Theatre Sphritzer, Sidney (1966-67)
(1948)
The Last First Comic
(2010)

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
 1961 Scanty Panties
Gambler
 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
 2001 It's Burlesque (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1962-1977 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Himself / Himself - Guest
- Episode #16.193 (1977) ... 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
 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 #1.11 (1966) ... Himself
- Episode #1.1 (1966) ... Himself
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Trivia:

Fellow ex-vaudevillian Milton Berle hired him to appear as a heckler named Sidney Spritzer on his variety shows. Spritzer would be seated in the front row of the balcony overlooking the stage and give Berle comic grief. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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