Benjamin Kubelsky (1894 - 1974)

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Birthplace: Waukegan, IL, USA
Death: Died in Los Angeles, CA, USA
Managed by: Ruth Mastron
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About Benjamin Kubelsky

Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky, February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974) was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television, and film actor, and also a notable violinist. 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 old on stage despite his actual age, and often playing the violin badly.

Benny was known for his comic timing and his ability to get laughs with either a pregnant pause or a single expression, such as his signature exasperated "Well!" His radio and television programs, popular from the 1930s to the 1960s, were a foundational influence on the situation comedy genre.

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Jack Benny's Timeline

February 14, 1894
Waukegan, IL, USA
January 24, 1927
Age 32
December 26, 1974
Age 80
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Culver City, CA, USA