Jack Benny

Feb 14, 1894 - Dec 26, 1974

Jack Benny was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television and film actor, and violinist. Recognized as a leading 20th-century American entertainer, Benny often portrayed his character as a miser, playing his violin badly, and claiming to be 39 years of age, regardless of his actual age.
Benny was known for his 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.
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“I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.”

Jack Benny
Feb 14, 1894 - Dec 26, 1974
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