Jack Benny

American comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor

Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky; February 14, 1894 - December 26, 1974) was an American comedian and actor. He was born in Chicago and grew up in Waukegan, Illinois. His mother was a Lithuanian immigrant; his father was a Jewish immigrant from Poland. From 1932 to 1955, Benny had a radio show. The first title of the show was The Canada Dry Ginger Ale Program, but it was later called "The Jack Benny Program".[1] His television program was broadcast from 1950 to 1965.[2]

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Benny died of pancreatic cancer in Beverly Hills, California. [3]


  1. "Frequently Asked Questions". Jackbenny.org. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
  2. "Frequently Asked Questions". Jackbenny.org. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
  3. https://www.nytimes.com/1974/12/28/archives/jack-benny-80-dies-of-cancer-on-coast-jack-benny-80-dies-of-cancer.html | Jack Benny, 80, Dies of Cancer on Coast - The New York Times

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