Jack Benny


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Andy Ackerman

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Andy Ackerman on some of his favorite television moments: with Michael Richards, Peter Boyle and Jack Benny

Edie Adams

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Edie Adams on a photo of her with Jack Benny

Berle Adams

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Berle Adams on negotiating Jack Benny's contract for The Jack Benny Program on CBS and bringing Rosemary Clooney on to tour with Benny
Berle Adams on working with Jack Benny on The Jack Benny Program

Steve Allen

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Steve Allen on the radio version of The Steve Allen Show, one year before the TV version
Steve Allen on replacing Eve Arden's show and having Groucho Marx and Jack Benny as his first guests

Lucie Arnaz

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Lucie Arnaz on various Here's Lucy guest stars

George Balzer

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George Balzer on his first meeting with Jack Benny
George Balzer on joining the radio version of The Jack Benny Program as a writer
George Balzer on a typical work week on The Jack Benny Program
George Balzer on Jack Benny's relationship and rapport with his writers on The Jack Benny Program
George Balzer on Jack Benny Program guest stars Ronald Coleman and Benita Coleman and coming up with bits for Jack Benny
George Balzer on Jack Benny's character traits on The Jack Benny Program including Jack being cheap
George Balzer on Jack Benny making the transition to television with The Jack Benny Program
George Balzer on working on the Jack Benny Specials
George Balzer on the legacy of Jack Benny
George Balzer on the Jack Benny and Fred Allen feud

Lucille Bliss

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Lucille Bliss on writing a radio column and meeting Jack Benny

Haskell Boggs

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Haskell Boggs on working on the feature "Man About Town" starring Jack Benny

Dick Clark

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Dick Clark  on radio personalities he enjoyed

William Clotworthy

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William Clotworthy on working on the premiere of The Jack Benny Program with Ben Hogan as guest
William Clotworthy on working on The Jack Benny Program

Fred de Cordova

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Fred de Cordova on how he came to produce The Jack Benny Program
Fred de Cordova on the friendship between George Burns and Jack Benny, and Benny's feud with Fred Allen

Bill Daily

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Bill Daily on seeing Jack Benny, one of his comedic idols

Richard Dawson

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Richard Dawson on his first U.S. show, The Jack Benny Program

Mike Douglas

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Mike Douglas on comedian Jack Benny

Ralph Edwards

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Ralph Edwards on Jack Benny's "Walking Man" appearance on Truth or Consequences

Irving Fein

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Irving Fein on Jack Benny's radio/TV persona and real life personality
Irving Fein on an offer be Publicity and Advertising Director for Jack Benny's new company, Amusement Enterprises, and making Benny #1 on radio
Irving Fein on meeting Jack Benny for the first time
Irving Fein on the contest done on Truth or Consequences to identify the "walking man," which became a national obsession (the "walking man" turned out to be Jack Benny)
Irving Fein on William S. Paley purchasing Jack Benny's company
Irving Fein on Jack Benny's first television specials and getting a weekly show
Irving Fein on how Jack Benny worked with the writers
Irving Fein on Jack Benny wanting him back on his program when Fein left for CBS in New York
Irving Fein on Jack Benny's classic comedy bits and feud with Fred Allen
Irving Fein on President Harry Truman doing a special episode of The Jack Benny Program
Irving Fein on Jack Benny's sense of humor
Irving Fein on Jack Benny's relationship with George Burns
Irving Fein on The Jack Benny Program director Fred De Cordova and how he got along with Jack Benny
Irving Fein on how Jack Benny never needed to be the center of the attention
Irving Fein on Jack Benny's work on television specials and working up until his death
Irving Fein on Jack Benny's legacy

Ruth Duskin Feldman

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Ruth Duskin Feldman on Jack Benny appearing on Quiz Kids

Fred Foy

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Fred Foy on a radio show he produced with Jack Benny while in the Special Services unit in Cairo

Stanley Frazen

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Stanley Frazen on Jack Benny appearing on Burns and Allen; a funny anecdote about how long he should pause

Greg Garrison

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Greg Garrison on his friendship with George Burns and Jack Benny

Mitzi Gaynor

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Mitzi Gaynor on appearing on The Jack Benny Hour

Leonard H. Goldenson

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Leonard Goldenson on a photo with Jack Benny

Monty Hall

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Monty Hall on lessons learned from Jack Benny

Earl Hamner, Jr.

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Earl Hamner on memories of listening to Jack Benny on the radio

Arthur Hiller

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Arthur Hiller on meeting Jack Benny, one of his idols, while he was directing an episode of Playhouse 90

Harvey Korman

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Harvey Korman on working with Jack Benny

Gene LeBell

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Gene LeBell on a stunt/dialogue scene he did on The Jack Benny Program with Count Billy Varga in 1962, and his experience working with Benny

Sheldon Leonard

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Sheldon Leonard on pitching a sitcom to a network with Jack Benny and Benny's frustration in dealing with the executives 

Jerry Lewis

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Jerry Lewis on Jack Benny's performance on the MDA Telethons

Richard Lewis

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Richard Lewis on Jack Benny and other stars appearing on the radio quiz show "Take It or Leave It"

John J. Lloyd

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John J. Lloyd on working with Jack Benny on The Jack Benny Program

Ed McMahon

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Ed McMahon on Jack Benny appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Harry Morgan

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Harry Morgan on a Jack Benny Special spoofing Dragnet

Robert Mott

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Robert Mott on working on The Jack Benny Program

Anne Nelson

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Anne Nelson on moving stars like Ed Wynn and Jack Benny to television, and on her earliest experiences seeing television
Anne Nelson on Jack Benny

Bob Newhart

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Bob Newhart on his comedic influences
Bob Newhart on meeting Jack Benny and Benny's favorite Newhart routine
Bob Newhart on a photo of him with Jack Benny

Joyce Randolph

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Joyce Randolph on guest stars on The Honeymooners

John Rich

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John Rich on Jack Benny guest starring on The Dennis Day Show

William Schallert

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William Schallert on working with Jack Benny

Ben Starr

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Ben Starr on working with Jack Benny

Gale Storm

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Gale Storm on her treasured memories of working with Jack Benny on The Jack Benny Show

William Tankersley

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William Tankersley on Jack Benny's TV show going over the allotted time and causing problems
William Tankersley on Jack Benny's show plugging various products

Clint Walker

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Clint Walker on guest-starring on The Jack Benny Show

Ben Wolf

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Ben Wolf on shooting The Jack Benny Program
Ben Wolf on shooting The Jack Benny Program

Bud Yorkin

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Bud Yorkin on directing The Jack Benny Hour

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