|Born||Feb 14, 1894|
|Died||Dec 26, 1974|
Holmby Hills, Los Angeles
|Age||Died at 80|
|Final Resting PlaceHillside Memorial Park|
|Job||Actor, comedian, vaudevillian, violinist|
|Top Roles||J. Davis Bowster, Bill Fuller, Jack Benny, Babbs Babberley, Athanael|
|Top Genres||Comedy, Musical, Romance, Drama, Film Adaptation, Biographical|
|Top Topics||Based on Play, Screwball Comedy, Broadway|
|Top Collaborators||Mervyn LeRoy (Director), William Perlberg (Producer), Alexis Smith, Dolores Moran|
|Shares birthday with||Thelma Ritter, Edward Platt, Vic Morrow see more..|
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.
MINI BIO:Uniquely droll, dry-voiced, fiddle-playing American comedian with an air of faint bemusement, a fine sense of timing and a stream of jokes about his own age and parsimoniousness. The cinema never really captured his intimate appeal, mainly because Benny needed an audience off whom to react; but it never quite gave up trying. Married to his radio partner Mary Livingstone (Sadye Marks) from 1927. Died of stomach cancer. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
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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Jack Benny Quotes:
Raymond: Look at me, up in a tree!
Bill Fuller: Right where he belongs.
Athanael: Hey... I'm getting wet!
Phil Harris: Going somewhere?
Jack Benny: Listen, Phil, there's a train leaving for the east tonight. I'm going to be on it if I have to sit on the engineer's lap.
Phil Harris: Well, we just got here. You know what Brenda said... this place grows on you.
Jack Benny: Well, it'll have to grow on somebody else!
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