Jack Benny was a regular on his own radio program since 1932. He brought the program, with his underplayed humor, to television along with his radio regulars. Jack, who remained thirty-nine-years-old, kept his money in his basement and drove his old Maxwell car just as he had done on the radio.
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Did You Know?
Most of Jack Benny
's original radio cast appeared on television with him, including Don Wilson
, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Dennis Day
, and his real-life wife Mary Livingstone
made several guest appearances. In one episode, Jack dreamed that he and Mary (his platonic friend on the show) were married and had a teenage daughter. Their daughter was played by their real daughter, Joan Benny
. See more
When the show was originally broadcast live, the program introduction was "From Television City in Hollywood..." CBS Television City is in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, not in Hollywood. See more
It's really dangerous, here in the jungle.
Your'e telling me. What about those first three nights, we had to light fires to keep the animals away.
Yeah, then we ran out of water. For three weeks we couldn't even take a bath.
Then the animals lit fires to keep us away.
Referenced in St. Elsewhere: Homecoming
Love In Bloom
by Leo Robin
and Ralph Rainger See more