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Jack Benny

Jack Benny in 1964, age 70
Born Benjamin Kubelsky[1]
(1894-02-14)February 14, 1894
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died December 26, 1974(1974-12-26) (aged 80)
Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Pancreatic cancer
Resting place Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, California
Education Waukegan High School
Occupation Actor, comedian,
vaudevillian, violinist
Years active 1911–1974
Known for The Jack Benny Program
Home town Waukegan, Illinois
Spouse(s) Mary Livingstone
(married 1927–1974) (his death)
Children Joan Benny (b. 1934)
Golden Globe for Best TV Show (1958)
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1957, 1959)


Website http://www.jackbenny.org/

Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.
Jack Benny
Modesty is my best quality.
If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Gags die, humor doesn't.
I don't want to tell you how much insurance I carry with the Prudential, but all I can say is: when I go, they go too.
Jack Benny
It's not so much knowing when to speak, when to pause.
Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce; murder, yes, but divorce, never.
Jack Benny
I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.
Jack Benny
Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Jack Benny