Jack Benny Overview:

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.

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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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Carole Lombard and in Ernst Lubitsch’s “To Be or Not to Be”

By Stephen Reginald on Aug 13, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

Carole Lombard and in Ernst Lubitsch’s “To Be or Not to Be” To Be or Not to Be (1942) is a comedy directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Carole Lombard and The film is set in Warsaw, Poland, before the 1939 Nazi invasion. Josef Tura () and his... Read full article


To Be or Not to Be (1942) with and Carole Lombard

By Greg Orypeck on Mar 19, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This!?They named a brandy after Napoleon, they made a herring out ofBismarck?and the F?hrer is going to end up as a piece of cheese!???? Colonel Ehrhardt , who had been a successful vaudevillian and was, in the 1940s, a great success on radio, had less success in the movies, though s... Read full article


Classic Movie Travels: Plaza and Statue

By Annmarie Gatti on Mar 4, 2015 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Celebrating Waukegan’s Favorite Son… On a 1959 episode of the television game show What?s My Line?, quipped the following line to host John Charles Daly: ?They say that I put Waukegan on the map. But it?s not true. Waukegan really put me on the map. That?s a fact.? And so it ... Read full article


Babyface Bogart on The Show

By Aurora on Mar 20, 2014 From How Sweet It Was

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


Valentines Day with

By Aurora on Feb 14, 2014 From How Sweet It Was

was born on Valentines Day in 1894, which makes this the 120th anniversary of his birth. Today I share the love for both the special day and the special man with three old-time radio episodes of the Program. ?Naturally, all three commemorate both occasions.? Enjoy! ?These are... Read full article


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Jack Benny Quotes:

[Jack is soaked]
Rochester: Is it rainin' outside?
Jack Benny: No, Rochester, I was eating a grapefruit and it got out of control.


Ted Nash: Bob, you're shaking like a leaf.
Bob Temple: Shaking like a leaf! What's a leaf got to shake about?


[repeated line]
Joseph Tura: [disguised as Colonel Ehrhardt] So they call me Concentration Camp Ehrhardt?


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For many years he lived at 1002 North Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills. His neighbors were Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz at 1000 North Roxbury, and Peter Falk and his wife at 1004 North Roxbury.

At his funeral George Burns began the eulogy but broke down. Bob Hope rose to the podium in a shaky voice and honored the comedian by reading, "for a man who was the undisputed master of comedy timing, you'd have to say that this was the only time when Jack Benny's timing was all wrong. He left us much too soon."

He once appeared on the TV quiz show "The $64,000 Question" (1955). After answering the first question correctly he quit and took home $1.00. His category was violins.

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