Shower of Stars (1954–1958)

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 »

Director:

Seymour Berns

Writers:

Hugh Wedlock Jr. (as Hugh Wedlock), Howard Snyder

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Don Bestor Don Bestor ... Don Bestor
Mel Blanc ... Mel Blanc
Bob Crosby ... Bob
Dennis Day ... Dennis Day
Andy Devine ... Andy
Paul Douglas ... Paul Douglas
Johnny Green ... Johnny Green
Phil Harris ... Phil
Sam Hearn Sam Hearn ... Sam
George Hicks George Hicks ... Himself
Van Johnson ... Himself
Joseph Kearns ... Joe (as Joe Kearns)
Mary Livingstone ... Mary
Mahlon Merrick ... Mahlon
Frank Nelson ... Frank
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Family | Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1958 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Soundtracks

Life Begins At 40
Written by Johnny Green
Performed by Jo Stafford
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