Jack Benny

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Jack Benny

Born

2/14/1894, Chicago, Illinois

Died

12/26/1974

Birth Name

Benjamin Kubelsky

Gender

Male
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Television and radio comedian who is credited by many as being the first stand-up comedian as we know the term today. His show biz personna of a mean and stingy tightwad got laughs from radio and television audiences for over 40 years. Benny's comic trademark was a violin…more

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  • He was my one of my father's favorite comedians.

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    When he was young, My father's favorite radio show was The Jack Benny Program, and he continued to enjoy it even more when it came to television. Whenever Jack visted his vault, my father laughed so hard that he was afraid that he was going to get apoplexy. He was always in real life the exact opposite of the obnoxious skinflint that he played. He was generous to a fault, and his "feud' with Fred Allen was just part of the act. They were really great friends. Jack Benny is by far one of the greatest comic geniusess of all time.moreless