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Jack Benny


Benjamin Kubelsky
February 14, 1894
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died December 26, 1974 (aged 80)
Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Pancreatic cancer
Resting place Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, California
Residence Beverly Hills, California
Education Waukegan High School
Occupation Actor, comedian, vaudevillian, violinist
Years active 1911–1974
Known for The Jack Benny Program
Home town Waukegan, Illinois
Spouse Mary Livingstone
(married 1927–1974)
Children 1

Golden Globe for Best TV Show (1958)
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1957, 1959)
Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky; February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974) was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television and film actor, and violinist. Recognized as a leading American entertainer of the 20th century, Benny portrayed his character as a miser, playing his violin badly. In character, he would claim to be 39 years of age, regardless of his actual age.

Benny was known for comic timing and the ability to create laughter with a pregnant pause or a single expression, such as his signature exasperated “Well!” His radio and television programs, popular from the 1930s to the 1970s, were a major influence on the sitcom genre.

Bob Hope


Born Leslie Townes Hope
May 29, 1903
Eltham, London, England, United Kingdom
Died July 27, 2003 (aged 100)
Toluca Lake, California, US
Cause of death Pneumonia
Resting place San Fernando Mission Cemetery
Other names Packy East
Occupation Actor, comedian, singer, author, athlete
Years active 1919–97
Spouses Grace Louise Troxell (1933–34)
Dolores Hope (1934–2003; his death)
Children 4
Relatives Jack Hope (brother)
Bob Hope
Rated at Super Featherweight (128 lb)
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Leslie Townes “Bob” Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), was a British-born American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career spanning nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in over 70 films and shorts, including a series of “Road” movies also starring Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. In addition to hosting the Academy Awards fourteen times (more than any other host), he appeared in many stage productions and television roles and was the author of fourteen books. The song “Thanks for the Memory” is widely regarded as Hope’s signature tune.

Celebrated for his long career performing United Service Organizations (USO) shows to entertain active service American military personnel—he made 57 tours for the USO between 1941 and 1991—Hope was declared an honorary veteran of the United States Armed Forces in 1997 by act of the U.S. Congress.[1]

Hope participated in the sports of golf and boxing, and owned a small stake in his hometown baseball team, the Cleveland Indians. He was married to performer Dolores Hope (née DeFina) for 69 years. Hope died at age 100 at his home in Toluca Lake, California.image image image image image image image image image image image

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