Jack Benny

Jack Benny

Born: February 14, 1894

Died: December 26, 1974

Nationality: American

Occupation: Comedian, actor, vaudevillian, violinist

Biography: Jack Benny was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television, and film actor, and also a notable violinist. Widely recognized as one of the leading American entertainers of the 20th century, Benny played the role of the comic penny-pinching miser, insisting on remaining 39 years old on stage despite his actual age, and often playing the violin badly.

Source/Notes: As quoted in "Sportswit", Lee Green, Ballantine Books, 1986, p. 187 - ISBN: 9780449209486

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