Dennis Day (I) (1916–1988)

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Always bright and beaming from ear to ear, Irish singer Dennis Day's name and career remains synonymous with that of Jack Benny's, working with the star comedian on radio and TV for the entire duration. It was Jack who gave him his break in 1939 and Jack who kept him employed as a singer and naive comic sidekick (his "Gee, Mr. Benny!" became a ... See full bio »

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Way Station (S10, Ep23)
Fri, Sep 17 4:11 PM PDT on STZENW (607)
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Jack at Supermarket (S11, Ep14)
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Music in Manhattan Stanley Benson
The Girl Next Door Reed Appleton
I'll Get by Freddy Lee


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 1981 The Rovers Comedy House (TV Series)
 1978 The Stingiest Man in Town (TV Movie)
Nephew Fred (voice)
 1976 Frosty's Winter Wonderland (TV Movie)
Parson Brown (voice)
 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
Singing Telegraph Man
 1969 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Reverend Hale (segment "Love and the Big Leap")
- Love and the Big Leap/Love and the Good Deal/Love and the Former Marriage (1969) ... Reverend Hale (segment "Love and the Big Leap")
 1968 The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (TV Series)
Buck O'Grogan
- The Magic Shillelah (1968) ... Buck O'Grogan (voice)
 1967 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Cornelius Heatherington Jr.
- Little Old Lucy (1967) ... Cornelius Heatherington Jr.
 1951-1965 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Dennis Day / Slugger / Griffith Park / ...
- Jack Has Dog Trouble (1965) ... Dennis Day
- Jack Appears on a Panel Show (1965) ... Dennis Day
- Dennis Opens a Bank Account (1965) ... Dennis Day
- Jack's Navy Buddy Returns (1965) ... Dennis Day
- Jack Brings Ed Up from the Vault (1965) ... Dennis Day
 1965 The Bing Crosby Show (TV Series)
Mr. Taylor
- Operation Man Save (1965) ... Mr. Taylor
 1964-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Waldo Fleischacker / Harvey Haight
- Who Killed Rosie Sunset? (1965) ... Waldo Fleischacker
- Who Killed Davidian Jonas? (1964) ... Harvey Haight
 1962 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Jason Barnes
- Way Station (1962) ... Jason Barnes
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Alexander Gifford
- Cheap Is Cheap (1959) ... Alexander Gifford
 1958 Studio One (TV Series)
Dennis McTaggart
- The McTaggart Succession (1958) ... Dennis McTaggart
 1957 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Narrator / Johnny Appleseed
- Four Fabulous Characters (1957) ... Narrator / Johnny Appleseed (voice)
 1955 Babes in Toyland (TV Movie)
Tommy Tucker
 1953 The Dennis Day Show (TV Series)
Dennis Day
- The Old Friend (1953) ... Dennis Day
- Jealous Neighbor Husband (1953) ... Dennis Day
- Episode dated 2 January 1953 (1953) ... Dennis Day
 1953 Football Now and Then (Short)
Grand Pa (voice)
 1953 The Girl Next Door
Reed Appleton
 1951 The Ezio Pinza Show (TV Series)
Series Host (1952-1954)
 1951 Golden Girl
Mart Taylor
 1950 I'll Get by
Freddy Lee
 1948 Melody Time
Narrator / Johnny Appleseed / Johnny Appleseed's Angel (voice)
 1948 The Legend of Johnny Appleseed (Short)
The Old Settler / Johnny Appleseed / Johnny's Angel (voice)
 1944 Music in Manhattan
Stanley Benson
 1943 Sleepy Lagoon
Lancelot Hillie / Dennis Day
 1943 The Powers Girl
Dennis Day
 1940 Buck Benny Rides Again
Dennis Day
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Stage: Appeared w/Jack Benny in a five-week appearance in Great Britain, including a three-week engagement, starting 16 June, at the Palladium followed by two weeks each at Glasgow and Manchester. See more »

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5' 8" (1.73 m)


Margaret Ellen (Peggy) Almquist  (his death)  (10 children)


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In his senior year at college, he was president of the college Glee Club. See more »

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