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Jack Benny

Comedian Jack Benny

Full Name: Benjamin Kubelski
Profession: Comedian

United States of America

Why Famous: The Jack Benny Program

Born: February 14, 1894
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: December 26, 1974 (aged 80)
Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer

Historical Events

  • 1932-03-29 Jack Benny debuts on radio, on Ed Sullivan's New York interview program
  • 1932-05-02 Jack Benny's 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network)
  • 1936-12-30 Beginning of the "feud" between comedians Fred Allen and Jack Benny on Allen's "Town Hall Tonight" show
  • 1937-03-14 Battle of the Century: Fred Allen & Jack Benny meet on radio during their "feud"
  • 1946-06-26 Fred Allen's last radio show, his guest is Jack Benny
  • 1959-03-06 11th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr win
  • 1959-11-21 Jack Benny (violin) & Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet
  • 1961-05-16 13th Emmy Awards: Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr & Barbara Stanwyck win

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