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People/Characters: Jack Benny

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Bob Hope: The Road Well-Traveled (Softcover) by Lawrence J. Quirk
Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks by Dick Cavett
California Babylon: A Guide to Sites of Scandal, Mayhem, and Celluloid in the Golden State by Kristan Lawson
Clips from a Life by Denis Norden
Dangerous to Know by Renee Patrick
Ed Wynn's Son by Keenan Wynn
A First Class Murder by Elliott Roosevelt
George Burns: All My Best Friends by George Burns
Gracie: A Love Story by George Burns
Hollywood at Home: A Family Album 1950-1965 by Richard Schickel
Hollywood du Jour: Lost Recipes of Legendary Hollywood Haunts by Betty Goodwin
How sweet it was; television: a pictorial commentary by Arthur Shulman
In All His Glory: The Life of William S. Paley : The Legendary Tycoon and His Brilliant Circle by Sally Bedell Smith
It only hurts when I laugh by Stan Freberg
Jack Benny by Mary Livingstone
The Jack Benny show by Milt Josefsberg
Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience by Shaun Usher
Make Room for Danny by Danny Thomas
Max Factor's Hollywood: Glamour, Movies, Make-Up by Fred E. Basten
My Wicked, Wicked Ways by Errol Flynn
Previews of Entertainment Through June, 1952 by Gilbert Seldes
Say Good Night, Gracie! The Story of Burns & Allen by Cheryl Blythe
I Should Live So Long by Budd Bankson
The Soddyssey and other Tales of Supernatural Law by Batton Lash
Sunday Nights at Seven: The Jack Benny Story by Jack Benny
There's no business like show business-- was by Alan Young
Why Me?: The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story by Sammy Davis

Character description

Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky; February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974) 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 1932 until his death in 1974, were a major influence on the sitcom genre.

He was married to Mary Livingstone, and they adopted a daughter, Joan.

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