Legendary actor, Jack Benny, was born Benjamin Kubelsky on Feb 14, 1894 in Chicago, IL. Benny died at the age of 80 on Dec 26, 1974 in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, CA.
HONORS and AWARDS:.
He was honored with three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Radio, Television and Motion Pictures. Jack Benny's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #55 on Jan 13, 1941. In addition, Benny was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame and Radio Hall of Fame and was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 1991. Benny was never nominated for an Academy Award.
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was one of the most beloved entertainers in the world by the time he brought his talents to the small screen in 1950 with The Show, the television version of his popular radio show. ?The Show ran until 1965, which gives a good indication of the show’s appeal wi... Read full article
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[Jack is soaked]
Rochester: Is it rainin' outside?
Jack Benny: No, Rochester, I was eating a grapefruit and it got out of control.
Connie Fuller: It's Saturday afternoon. I'm taking you for a drive in the country.
Bill Fuller: A drive? What do I want to drive in the country for? It's full of insects.
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