Born: February 14, 1894
Died: December 26, 1974
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.