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Kitty
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Jack Benny

Post by Kitty » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:28 am

Here is a nice article with an interview with his daughter Joan.

http://www.closerweekly.com/posts/jack- ... ocialshare

I love his show, radio and television. He was so funny and lovable.
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Re: Jack Benny

Post by donnie » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:21 pm

Nice article. I love Jack Benny!—he's one of my favorites of all time. I've seen other instances where it was mentioned what a kind and generous person he was.

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Re: Jack Benny

Post by Kitty » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:00 pm

Yes, George Burns speaks very highly of him in his books. They were serious BFFs. (Best friends forever). I want to read all of George's books. Do you know that Jack Benny was writing an autobiography when he died? It was unpublished and unfinished. His daughter added to it and published it.
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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Re: Jack Benny

Post by donnie » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:16 pm

No, I didn't know that. I'm sure it would be interesting. Mel Blanc was also a friend of Benny's. I watched the documentary of Blanc that is on YouTube, and I remember his telling of how good Benny was to him while Blanc was recuperating from the serious car crash that almost took his life.

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Re: Jack Benny

Post by dachshundonstilts » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:45 am

I read that biography ... must have been over 20 years ago. Loved it. "Sunday Nights at Seven." Jack is my favorite of all time.
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Re: Jack Benny

Post by Kitty » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:49 am

dachshundonstilts wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:45 am
I read that biography ... must have been over 20 years ago. Loved it. "Sunday Nights at Seven." Jack is my favorite of all time.
I'm gonna look for that biography. 🙂
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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