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Jack Benny

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jack Benny (February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974) was an American comedian, vaudevillian, and actor for radio, television, and film. Widely recognized as one of the leading American entertainers of the 20th century, Benny played the role of the comic penny-pinching miser, insisting on remaining 39 years old on stage despite his actual age, and often playing the violin badly. Benny was known for his comic timing and his ability to get laughs with either a pregnant pause or a single expression, such as his signature exasperated "Well!" His radio and television programs, tremendously popular from the 1930s to the 1960s, were a foundational influence on the situation comedy genre. Dean Martin, on the celebrity roast for Johnny Carson in November 1973, introduced Benny as "the Satchel Paige of the world of comedy." Description above from the Wikipedia article Jack Benny, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.    


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Born:
Feb 14, 1894 In Chicago, Illinois, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
62
First Appeared:
In the movie The Hollywood Revue of 1929 1929-11-23
Latest Project:
Series Shower of Stars 2018
Known For
Poster of Shower of Stars
Poster of The Des O'Connor Show
Poster of The George Burns Show
Poster of The Jack Benny Program
Filmography
Series The Bob Hope Show Unknown 2018
Series Shower of Stars Unknown 2018
Movie Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration Himself / Shower of Stars (archive footage) 2015-10-13
Movie The Dean Martin Christmas Show Himself 2012-11-06
Movie That's Entertainment! III 1994-07-01
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II 1976-05-17
Movie Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Himself 1975-08-06
Series The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts 1974-10-31
Movie The Man Himself 1972-07-19
Series The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Unknown 1969-01-22
Series The Liberace Show Unknown 1969-05-16
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Series Here's Lucy Unknown 1968-09-23
Movie A Guide for the Married Man Technical Adviser (Ollie 'Sweet Lips') 1967-01-01
Movie It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Man in Car in Desert (uncredited) 1963-11-07
Series The Des O'Connor Show Unknown 1963-05-29
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Series The Lucy Show Unknown 1962-10-01
Movie Gypsy Himself 1962-12-01
Series The DuPont Show of the Week Unknown 1961-09-17
Movie The Slowest Gun in the West Chicken Finsterwald 1960-05-07
Movie The Mouse That Jack Built Jack (voice) 1959-04-03
Series Kraft Music Hall Guest of Honor 1958-10-08
Series The George Burns Show Jack Benny 1958-10-21
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Somebody Loves Me Himself 1952-09-24
Series Four Star Playhouse Cautious Gambler 1952-09-25
Series The Jackie Gleason Show Landlord 1952-09-20
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie Stars in the Eye Himself 1952-11-15
Series Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Series The Jack Benny Program Jack Benny 1950-10-28
Series The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show Jack Benny 1950-10-12
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Series Tony Awards Unknown 1947-04-06
Movie The Horn Blows at Midnight Athanael 1945-04-28
Movie It's in the Bag! Jack Benny 1945-04-21
Movie Hollywood Canteen Himself 1944-12-31
Movie The Meanest Man in the World Richard Clarke 1943-02-12
Movie Show-Business at War Himself 1943-05-21
Movie To Be or Not to Be Joseph Tura 1942-03-05
Movie George Washington Slept Here Bill Fuller 1942-10-30
Movie Three Of A Kind Himself 1941-08-01
Movie Charley's Aunt Babbs Babberley 1941-08-01
Movie Buck Benny Rides Again (himself) 1940-05-31
Movie Love Thy Neighbor Jack Benny 1940-12-27
Movie Man About Town Bob Temple 1939-07-07
Movie Artists and Models Abroad Buck Boswell 1938-12-20
Movie Artists & Models Mac Brewster 1937-08-13
Movie The Big Broadcast of 1937 Jack Carson 1936-10-05
Movie College Holiday J. Davis Bowster 1936-12-19
Movie Broadway Melody of 1936 Bert Keeler 1935-09-20
Movie It's in the Air Calvin Churchill 1935-10-10
Movie Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round Chad Denby 1934-11-02
Movie The Rounder Mr. Bartlett 1930-01-18
Movie The Song Writers' Revue Himself 1930-01-06
Movie Chasing Rainbows Eddie Rock 1930-02-22
Movie Lord Byron of Broadway Voice on Radio 1930-02-28
Movie Children of Pleasure Radio Performer Jack (uncredited) 1930-04-26
Movie The Medicine Man Dr. John Harvey 1930-06-14
Movie The Hollywood Revue of 1929 Himself - Master of Ceremonies 1929-11-23