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The Sunshine Boys(1975)

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  • Jack Benny was signed for the role eventually taken by 'Burns, George (I)' . Ill health forced him to back out of the project.


  • ADWalsh (2008-06-10)

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    You have a trivia note that states George Burns was cast in The Sunshine Boys because Jack Benny pulled out for ill health. This is not totally true. Burns got the part because Jack Benny DIED during preproduction. Red Skelton apparently pulled out (for personal reasons) which is how Walter Matthau was cast, but Benny did not back out of the production.

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