Jack Benny

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (5)

  • Benny (upon receiving an award): I don't deserve this but I've got arthritis and I don't deserve that either.

  • Benny: The opening is the most important part of the act. When dating open with flowers and you'll be a hit.

  • Benny: Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

  • Benny: Modesty is my best quality.

  • Benny: Gags die, humor doesn't.

Trivia (43)

  • Benny has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. One for movies located at 6690 Hollywood Boulevard and a second for television located at 6370 Hollywood Boulevard.

  • Benny is buried in Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City, CA.

  • Benny appeared three times as the Mystery Guest on episodes of What's My Line?

  • Benny once tried to get the silent Marx Brother, Harpo, to talk on his show but to no avail. Harpo Marx appeared but he did not speak.

  • Rochester used to always joke about his boss's hairpieces saying that "Mr. Benny has hair at home he hasn't used yet" but in real life Jack Benny did not wear a toupee.

  • In interviews Benny always admitted his true age whereas his radio/TV personna was always 39 years old.

  • Fred Allen: Jack, you couldn't ad lib a belch after a plate of Hungarian goulash. Jack Benny: You wouldn't say that if my writers were here.

  • Jack Benny: You know, Bob, I entertained a lot of troops during the war too. Bob Hope: I know but I did it for free. You charged admission.

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