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Jack Benny

Jack Benny


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Also Known As: Died: December 26, 1974
Born: February 14, 1894 Cause of Death: pancreatic cancer
Birth Place: Waukegan, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...


Posthumously inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1988.

"George [Burns] didn't have to do anything, and my father would laugh, because he knew he was about to be insulted. It was a Pavlov's dog kind of relationship, the kind that extended to my father's relationship with the audience. He had trained audiences over the years with the miserly character to the point that you only had to mention money, not even tell the joke, and they laughed. They were conditioned." --Joan Benny in New York Post, December 10, 1990.

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