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Jack Benny

Irving Ashley FEIN

Jack Benny

an intimate biography.

by Irving Ashley FEIN

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  • 23 Currently reading

Published by Prior in London .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination408p.
Number of Pages408
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17246225M

The Jack Benny Specials: 5 DVDs Includes all 10 of Jack’s hour-long color television specials on DVD for the first time ever! Plus the special tribute to Jack, A Love Letter to Jack stars include Ann-Margret, Lucille Ball, The Beach Boys, Phyllis Diller, Walt Disney, Dean Martin, Gregory Peck, Don Rickles, Frank Sinatra, Red Skelton, Elke Sommer, John Wayne and more! Jack Benny's supporting cast - his "gang" - was the heart, soul, and success of his radio program. Mary Livingstone, Don Wilson, Phil Harris, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Dennis Day, Frank Nelson, Mel Blanc, Artie Auerbach, and Ronald and Benita Colman delivered many of the best jokes - and earned biggest laughs - on the show.

  One of Jack Benny’s biographers thought so. Marcia Borie got together with Hickey Marks, Jack’s brother-in-law and producer, to write a book. Borie felt she found the key to Jack whereas Benny’s own family had not. Cynics might suggest the claim was a good hook to publicise one’s book. Jack Benny is the father of modern comedy, popularizing (and perhaps originating) the self-referential and self-conscious comedy practiced in the last 20 years by comedians such as Andy Kaufman, Steve Martin, and Bill Murray/5(42).

  "Jack Benny with his slow, easy patter, gets his crowd before he is well under way," commented a typical critic, who also mentioned the mediocrity of Benny's jokes. When he appeared in at New York's Palace Theater, vaudeville's pinnacle, Billboard praised Benny's "droll delivery," but also labelled his routine as being "a cross between the Brand: University of California Press. Jack Benny was an incredibly loyal employer; some writers, staff, and cast members stayed with Benny 30, 40 years. He was notoriously loathe to fire anyone. But apparently the last straw for Benny with Harry Conn was what happened at a party attended by the Bennys and the Conns.


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Jack Benny by Irving Ashley FEIN Download PDF EPUB FB2

Aside from the book from that Jack's daughter wrote {"Sunday Nights at Seven" }, this is the best biography of Jack Benny I've seen so far.

I also recommend fans of Jack seeking out the book Robert Taylor wrote about Fred Allen in called "Fred Allen: His Life and Wit"/5(16). The best Benny biography is still The Jack Benny Show by Milt Josefsberg (LJ 3/15/77), a long-time writer for Benny. But Sunday Nights is better than his manager Irving Fein's Jack Benny: An Intimate Biography (LJ 12/15/75) or Mary Livingstone Benny and others' Jack Benny (LJ 2/15/78).

Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 7//5(51). I've enjoyed Jack Benny's comedy since I was a kid, so it's nice to find out more about the man himself. Although the final third of the book reads like a eulogy, and indeed includes at least one actual eulogy, the rest of the book is an interesting biography/5.

JACK BENNY ( – ): Jack Benny, born Benjamin Kubelsky, was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television, and film actor. Widely recognized as one of the leading American entertainers of the 20th century, Benny played the role of the comic penny-pinching miser, insisting on remaining 39 years Jack Benny book on stage.

After reading the Marlo Thomas book and several books by George Burns, I had to read something on Jack Benny, the ultimate entertainer. This book is a bit too detailed, written by Benny's producer for close to 30 years, but it still has some interesting insights and stories.4/5.

Funny Love, Love You, Romantic Love. Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. Funny, Happy Jack Benny book, Elderly.

New York Times, It's not so much knowing when to speak, when to pause. Knowing, Speak, Pauses. When I give concerts, the tickets sell for five dollars to one hundred dollars, but for my. Sunday Nights at Seven: The Jack Benny Story by Jack Benny, Joan Benny and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Jack Benny Career.

The son of a saloonkeeper, Jack Benny (born Benny Kubelsky) began to study the violin at the age six, and his “ineptness” at it later become his trademark (in reality, he was a very accomplished player). When given the opportunity to play in live theatre professionally, Benny quit school and joined vaudeville.

Penny Dreadful comic book is one of the items in Red Dead Redemption 2. It’s a Otis Miller book that Jack will ask you to get him at a certain point in chapter 2, after you’ve finished the Fisher of Men mission. While you’re in the camp, he’ll ask you for the book if you talk to him during the day.

It won’t be easy to obtain, but our. The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, is a radio-TV comedy series that ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century American comedy.

Jack Benny – played himself. Protagonist of the show, Benny is a comic, vain, penny-pinching miser, insisting on remaining 39 years old on stage despite Opening theme: Love in Bloom/The Yankee Doodle.

JACK BENNY Forever, Chicago. 4, likes 95 talking about this. This page is dedicated to a comedian whose work over the decades made him a star of radio, films, TV - Followers: K. That book and this Jack Benny book from Irving Fein are must-have collections for any classic comedy fan.

A well written humorous book. Published by User, 20 years ago Jack Benny, An Intimate Biography, was a well written book. The author, Irving A. Fein, did an excellent job of portraying Benny's life and expressing his unique /5(3).

The Jack Benny Program, which starred no less than Jack Benny himself, was a comedy series than went on-air for more than 30 years in both radio and television.

It premiered on NBC Blue on May 2,and had its last episode on CBS radio onproducing a. Ronald and Benita Colman made 20 guest appearances on The Jack Benny Program, including some of the most hilarious entries in the series. The Colmans' refined personaes played an excellent "grand opera" to the "ragtime" of Jack's mercenary enterprises.

In this set, you'll hear the dashing Ronald read the winning entry of the "I Can't Stand Jack Author: Jack Benny, Ronald Colman. Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy explores the life and legacy of Jack Benny of one of the most influential broadcasters and comedians of the 20th century.

The king of radio comedy from the Great Depression through the early s, Jack Benny was one of the most influential entertainers in twentieth-century America.

Buy a cheap copy of Sunday Nights at Seven: The Jack Benny book by Jack Benny. Now in trade paperback, this bestselling biography of Jack Benny, in the tradition of Gracie and The Ragman's Son, is the definitive book on Benny, written in his Free shipping over $/5(5). Rochester beat Jack in gin rummy and has taken the afternoon off to play golf, leaving Jack stuck with the household chores.

Jack finds out how Rochester cheated and uses it to his advantage. Don. By virtually all accounts Benny was a nice, pleasant man, and those same adjectives also apply to this book.

The best Benny biography is still The Jack Benny Show by Milt Josefsberg (LJ 3/15/77), a long-time writer for : Jack Benny. Mary Livingstone, Actress: This Way Please. Grew up in Vancouver, B.C., where she graduated from King George High School.

Claims to have first seen future husband and comedy partner Jack Benny perform at the city's famed Orpheum Theatre during the Vaudeville days.

Benny toured extensively and played the Orpheum often before hitting it big in tion: Actress, Soundtrack. Professor Kathryn Fuller-Seeley’s latest book, Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy, is the first full academic study published on Jack Benny.

In this meticulously researched archival history, released on OctoFuller-Seeley contextualizes Benny’s life and career with thoughtful insights about competing and.

Get this from a library! Jack Benny. [Mary Livingstone; Hilliard Marks; Marcia Borie] -- Who would know one of the world's greatest comedians from vaudeville, to radio, to television better than his wife who worked by his side for many years.The son of a saloon keeper, Jack Benny (born Benny Kubelsky) began to study the violin at the age six, and his "ineptness" at it, would later become his trademark (in reality, he was a very accomplished player).

When given the opportunity to play in live theatre professionally, Benny quit school and joined vaudeville.Written by Jack Benny, Mel Blanc, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, Eddie Anderson, Don Wilson, Audiobook narrated by Jack Benny. Sign-in to download and listen to this audiobook today!

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