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  • Jack Benny
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  • In 1936, Indiana Jones and Janice Le Roi were cast adrift in the North Pacific Ocean. With their lifeboat full of holes, and overturned, their signal fire made from burning their shirts fading, and several sharks circling them, Jones made a joke and Le Roi compared him to the American radio comedy king.
  • Jack Benny was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television and film actor, and violinist. Recognized as a leading American entertainer of the 20th century, Benny portrayed his character as a miser, playing his violin badly. In character, he would claim to be 39 years of age, regardless of his actual age. Benny was known for comic timing and the ability to cause laughter with a pregnant pause or a single expression, such as his signature exasperated "Well!" His radio and television programs, popular from the 1930s to the 1970s, were a major influence on the sitcom genre.
  • __NOEDITSECTION__ Image:Information-silk.png|Character Template rect 0 0 20 20 Staff Template desc none Jack Benny Real Name Unknown First publication Unknown
  • When Marty McFly told Emmett Brown in 1955 that the President of the United States in 1985 would be Ronald Reagan, he scoffed at the idea that a famous actor would hold a government office, and sarcastically suggested that the Vice-President might be Jerry Lewis, Jane Wyman would be the First Lady, and Jack Benny, who often portrayed a rich but stingy character, would be the Secretary of the Treasury.
  • Benny was also a popular guest star on the talk show and variety show circuit. He crossed paths with Jim Henson, however briefly, as fellow guests on The Flip Wilson Show on September 14, 1972, when they shared the stage for the closing guest bows. A more notable encounter occurred on the January 23, 1974 broadcast of Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show. Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog were fellow guests, and at the end of the frog's spot, Benny quipped, "This little louse is stealing the whole show!"
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Age
  • 37
  • 61
Name
  • Jack Benny
Caption
  • Jack Benny in 1964
Character Name
  • Jack Benny
Years Active
  • 1911
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Title
  • Jack Benny
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Died
  • --12-26
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  • Jack Benny - 1964.jpg
Profession
  • Comedian of Vaudeville, Radio, and Television
Gender
Born
  • --02-14
Known For
  • The Jack Benny Program
Death
  • 1974
Birth
  • 1894
  • 1894-02-14
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  • When Marty McFly told Emmett Brown in 1955 that the President of the United States in 1985 would be Ronald Reagan, he scoffed at the idea that a famous actor would hold a government office, and sarcastically suggested that the Vice-President might be Jerry Lewis, Jane Wyman would be the First Lady, and Jack Benny, who often portrayed a rich but stingy character, would be the Secretary of the Treasury. During the 1950s and early 1960s, The Jack Benny Program appeared on television on the CBS network (the CBS station that served Hill Valley also carried The Jackie Gleason Show). In 1955, Jack Benny's show appeared on alternate Sunday evenings at 6:30 pm in California.
  • Benny was also a popular guest star on the talk show and variety show circuit. He crossed paths with Jim Henson, however briefly, as fellow guests on The Flip Wilson Show on September 14, 1972, when they shared the stage for the closing guest bows. A more notable encounter occurred on the January 23, 1974 broadcast of Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show. Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog were fellow guests, and at the end of the frog's spot, Benny quipped, "This little louse is stealing the whole show!" In 1982, Jim Henson received the March of Dimes Jack Benny Award, for Outstanding and Original Contributions to the World of Entertainment.
  • In 1936, Indiana Jones and Janice Le Roi were cast adrift in the North Pacific Ocean. With their lifeboat full of holes, and overturned, their signal fire made from burning their shirts fading, and several sharks circling them, Jones made a joke and Le Roi compared him to the American radio comedy king.
  • Jack Benny was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television and film actor, and violinist. Recognized as a leading American entertainer of the 20th century, Benny portrayed his character as a miser, playing his violin badly. In character, he would claim to be 39 years of age, regardless of his actual age. Benny was known for comic timing and the ability to cause laughter with a pregnant pause or a single expression, such as his signature exasperated "Well!" His radio and television programs, popular from the 1930s to the 1970s, were a major influence on the sitcom genre.
  • __NOEDITSECTION__ Image:Information-silk.png|Character Template rect 0 0 20 20 Staff Template desc none Jack Benny Real Name Unknown First publication Unknown