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Jack Benny

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jack Benny (February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974) was an American comedian, vaudevillian, and actor for radio, television, and film. Widely recognized as one of the leading American entertainers of the 20th century, Benny played the role of the comic penny-pinching miser, insisting on remaining 39 years old on stage despite his actual age, and often playing the violin badly. Benny was known for his comic timing and his ability to get laughs with either a pregnant pause or a single expression, such as his signature exasperated "Well!" His radio and television programs, tremendously popular from the 1930s to the 1960s, were a foundational influence on the situation comedy genre. Dean Martin, on the celebrity roast for Johnny Carson in November 1973, introduced Benny as "the Satchel Paige of the world of comedy." Description above from the Wikipedia article Jack Benny, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.    

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Feb 14, 1894 In Chicago, Illinois, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Hollywood Revue of 1929 1929-11-23
Latest Project:
Movie Studio 54 2018-06-15
Known For
Poster of The Dick Cavett Show
Poster of The George Burns Show
Poster of What's My Line?
Poster of To Be or Not to Be
Movie Studio 54 Self (archive footage) 2018-06-15
Movie Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration Himself (archive footage) 2015-10-13
Movie Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Self (archive footage) 2002-12-04
Movie The Best of Bob Hope: 50 years of Laughter Volume 2 2001-02-22
Movie The Best of Bob Hope: 50 years of Laughter Volume 1 2001-02-22
Movie The Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts 1998-01-01
Movie That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) 1994-07-01
Movie Jack Benny: Comedy in Bloom Himself 1992-10-05
Movie James Stewart's Wonderful Life (archive footage) 1988-11-22
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) 1976-05-16
Movie Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (archive footage) 1975-08-06
Movie The Perry Como Christmas Show Santa Claus (uncredited) 1974-12-17
Movie The Man Jack Benny 1972-07-19
Series The Julie Andrews Hour Himself 1972-09-13
Movie Swing Out, Sweet Land Man Who Finds Silver Dollar 1970-01-01
Movie The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians Himself (voice) 1970-04-07
Movie The Jack Benny Birthday Special Unknown 1969-02-17
Series The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Unknown 1969-01-22
Series The Dick Cavett Show Himself - Guest 1968-06-06
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Series Here's Lucy Unknown 1968-09-23
Movie The Dean Martin Christmas Show Himself 1968-12-19
Movie A Guide for the Married Man Technical Adviser (Ollie 'Sweet Lips') 1967-01-01
Series The Jackie Gleason Show Landlord 1966-09-17
Movie General Foods Opening Night Unknown 1963-09-22
Series The Danny Kaye Show Self 1963-09-25
Movie It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Man in Car in Desert (uncredited) 1963-11-07
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Series The Lucy Show Unknown 1962-10-01
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Movie Gypsy Jack Benny 1962-12-01
Series The DuPont Show of the Week Unknown 1961-09-17
Movie The Slowest Gun in the West Chicken Finsterwald 1960-05-07
Movie Who Was That Lady? Mr. Cosgrove 1960-04-08
Series Checkmate Jack Bowen 1960-09-17
Movie The Mouse That Jack Built Jack (voice) 1959-04-03
Series Kraft Music Hall Self - Host 1958-10-08
Series The George Burns Show Jack Benny 1958-10-21
Movie Beau James Jack Benny (uncredited) 1957-06-07
Series Tony Awards Himself - Host 1956-04-01
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series The Liberace Show Unknown 1952-05-16
Movie Stars in the Eye Himself 1952-11-15
Movie Somebody Loves Me Jack Benny 1952-09-24
Series Four Star Playhouse Cautious Gambler 1952-09-25
Series Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie You Can Change The World Himself 1950-02-25
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Series What's My Line? Self - Mystery Guest 1950-02-02
Series The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show Jack Benny 1950-10-12
Series The Jack Benny Program Self - Host 1950-10-28
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Without Reservations Jack Benny (uncredited) 1946-05-13
Movie It's in the Bag! Jack Benny 1945-04-21
Movie The Horn Blows at Midnight Athanael 1945-04-28
Movie Hollywood Canteen Himself 1944-12-15
Movie The Meanest Man in the World Richard Clarke 1943-02-12
Movie Show-Business at War Himself 1943-05-21
Movie To Be or Not to Be Joseph Tura 1942-03-05
Movie George Washington Slept Here Bill Fuller 1942-10-30
Movie Three Of A Kind Himself 1941-08-01
Movie Charley's Aunt Babbs Babberley 1941-08-01
Movie Love Thy Neighbor Jack Benny 1940-12-27
Movie Buck Benny Rides Again Jack Benny 1940-05-31
Movie Man About Town Bob Temple 1939-06-29
Movie Hollywood Goes to Town 1938-07-07
Movie Artists and Models Abroad Buck Boswell 1938-12-20
Movie Artists & Models Mac Brewster 1937-08-04
Movie The Big Broadcast of 1937 Jack Carson 1936-10-05
Movie College Holiday J. Davis Bowster 1936-12-19
Movie Broadway Melody of 1936 Bert Keeler 1935-09-20
Movie It's in the Air Calvin Churchill 1935-10-10
Movie Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round Chad Denby 1934-11-02
Movie Taxi Tangle Man in taxi 1931-12-18
Movie The Rounder Mr. Bartlett 1930-01-18
Movie Chasing Rainbows Eddie Rock 1930-02-22
Movie The Song Writers' Revue Himself 1930-01-06
Movie Children of Pleasure Radio Performer Jack (uncredited) 1930-04-26
Movie Lord Byron of Broadway Voice on Radio 1930-02-28
Movie The Medicine Man Dr. John H. Harvey 1930-06-14
Movie The Hollywood Revue of 1929 Himself - Master of Ceremonies 1929-11-23