1959 - Jack Benny
(violin) and Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet
Here are to be found everyone from George Burns and Milton Berle to Jack Benny
and Jackie Gleason to Sid Caesar and Caesar Romero, men who ignited their own particular brand of "man-erisms".
What musical instrument did comedian Jack Benny
always take on stage with him?
In its heyday, the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, the oldest Reform temple in Los Angeles and national treasure, was the "it" synagogue, abuzz with Hollywood elite during the Golden Age of filmmaking, with members such as the Marx Brothers, Jack Benny
, Milton Berle, Henry Winkler ("The Fonz") and members of the Three Stooges.
Martin responded, "I'm so proud to have this honor and I thank the AFI" before closing with a Jack Benny
quote: "I don't really deserve this award but I have arthritis, and I don't deserve that either.
This encyclopedia surveys the work of American humorists of the 20th and 21st centuries in the fields of literature, popular writing, television and film, and stand-up comedy and performance, such as John Cheever, Dave Eggers, Dorothy Parker, Dave Barry, Joe Queenan, David Sedaris, Judd Apatow, Woody Allen, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny
, Carol Burnett, Cheech and Chong, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, George Burns, Richard Pryor, Weird Al Yankovic, and Jerry Seinfeld.
Rightly did comedian Jack Benny
freeze at 39; 40 was 1 year too old.
one of America's leading entertainers of yesteryears once said: "My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce: Murder, yes, but divorce, never.
reaching 71% of TV households, features a lineup of classic favorites such as: Three's Company , Too Close for Comfort, I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, Dennis the Menace, Father Knows Best, Bachelor Father, Hazel, The Partridge Family, Sanford and Son, Maude, Diff'rent Strokes, WKRP in Cincinnati, All in the Family, Good Times, The Three Stooges, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, The Jack Benny
Program, The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, Gidget, The Flying Nun, It Takes a Thief and Antenna TV Theater, a movie block featuring MGM and Sony movies.
He was an avid softball player competing yearly in the Jack Benny
Mr Shimon also collected the autographs of other artists like George Formby, Jack Benny
, Judy Garland and the Ink Spots.
Though Kennedy's actual birthday was 10 days away, Jack Benny
, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Darin and a host of other celebrities feted Kennedy at the Garden, which then stood between 50th and 51st Streets on Eighth Avenue in Manhattan.