Jack Benny biography 2022

Actor Jack Benny

Jack Benny biography

Jack Benny (Benjamin Kubelsky), 1894-1974, was an American comedian who had a successful career in a vaudeville theater, radio, film, and television.

Jack Benny achieved enormous popularity on radio and continued on television with The Jack Benny Program (1950-65), alternating between presenting famous guests and farcical sketches.

On film, Benny played i.a. Charley's Aunt (1941) but is primarily remembered for Ernst Lubitsch's masterpiece To Be or Not to Be (1942), in which the role of the smug Polish Shakespearean actor under Nazism, he created one of the funniest moments in film history figures.

last updated October 2022

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