Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky; February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974) was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television and film actor, and violinist. Recognized as a leading 20th-century American entertainer, Benny often portrayed his character as a miser, who obliviously played his violin badly, and ridiculously claimed to be 39 years of age, regardless of his actual age.
Benny was known for his comic timing and the ability to cause laughter with a pregnant pause or a single expression, such as his signature exasperated "Well!" His radio and television programs, popular from 1932 until his death in 1974, were a major influence on the sitcom genre.
Birth and Death Data: Born February 14th, 1894 (Chicago), Died December 26th, 1974 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933
Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||MS-75337||16-in.||3/1/1933||Chevrolet audition for NBC||Jack Benny||Radio program audition||speaker|
|Victor||MS-75338||16-in.||3/1/1933||Chevrolet audition for NBC||Jack Benny||Radio program audition||speaker|
|Victor||MS-75339||16-in.||3/1/1933||Chevrolet audition for NBC||Jack Benny||Radio program audition||speaker|
|Victor||ES-76047||8-in.||4/21/1933||The Chevrolet program||Jack Benny||Radio broadcast : Comedy||speaker|
|Victor||ES-76048||8-in.||4/21/1933||The Chevrolet program||Jack Benny||Radio broadcast : Comedy||speaker|
|Victor||LCS-76049||12-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||4/21/1933||The Chevrolet program||Jack Benny||Radio broadcast : Comedy||speaker|
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Benny, Jack. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101891.
"Benny, Jack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 August 2021.
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