"I walked into the dugout early that afternoon and there was Jack Benny
, Walter Matthau, Jerry Lewis, and some young actors at the time who had just made their first movie and went on to become big stars.
The quotidian penny-pinching I'm talking about used to have a bad name indeed, in much the same way as "spinster" and "cardigan," as we know very well from Jack Benny
. Like his preening insistence that he was always 39--or that he was an accomplished violinist--Benny's pretend niggardliness was funny but also geriatric, unsexy, and possibly even emasculating.
There are tax stories about Al Capone, Wesley Snipes, Andrew Mellon, Willie Nelson, Groucho Marx, Jack Benny
, Anna Nicole Smith, Madonna, Liberace, Ronald Reagan, the Clintons, and Barack Obama.
Their topics include the discovery and presentation of Jewish folk music in Germany, the delicatessen as an icon of secular Jewishness, and Jack Benny
and the American construction of Jewishness.
pounds 16,000 is the current bid on eBay for this glorious 1958 Silver Cloud I, once owned by US comedian Jack Benny
It was always a shock to see him dressed in street clothes afterwards, greeting the members of his congregation as they filed out the door: Eddie Cantor, if he was in town, Sophie Tucker, Jack Benny
, Milton Berle, Oscar Levant, Red Buttons, a young Frank Sinatra whom someone had invited along.
Was", Alan anecdotally recounts his associations with such diverse fellow actors and performers as Paul Whiteman, Tallulah Bankhead, Zero Mostel, George Burns, Jack Benny
, Peter Lorre, Clifton Webb, Jane Russell, Mickey Rooney, Jane Powell, Roddy McDowall, Red Skelton, Sonja Henie, Dinah Shore, Bing Crosby, and others.
As their career flourished, they appeared on the TV shows of Ed Sullivan, Dinah Shore, and Jack Benny
. By the time Gower died in 1980, he had won eight Tonys.
In 2003, Samuelson was elected into the National Radio Hall of Fame, joining such illustrious company as Jack Benny
, Harry Caray, Arthur Godfrey, Paul Harvey, and Lowell Thomas.
On the other hand, the author's photograph of the statute of Jack Benny
and his comments pertaining to Jack Benny
and Cucamonga are appropriate and should be appreciated by the reader.
In the golden age of radio, the republic survived product placement during soap operas and The Jack Benny
Program without suffering an epidemic of obesity.
Here Smith excels in bringing to us this segment of show business that includes such luminaries as Arthur Rubenstein, Marian Anderson, Yehudi Menuhin, Tyrone Power, Jack Benny
, and many others who "played the Grand." The Grand had a prominent place in Calgary society and was the focal point for many local artists.