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  1. Wellllllllllllll! By Joanna Charles Jack Benny

  2. Jack Benny • Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky; February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974) was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television, and film actor, and a notable violinist. Recognized as a leading American entertainer of the 20th century, Benny portrayed himself as a character who wasas a miser, and playing the violin badly. In character, he would be 39 years of age, regardless of his actual age at the time. • Benny was known for comic timing, and 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 1960s, were a major influence on the sitcom genre.

  3. Jack Benny show • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqbmnZ7sgZM

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  5. His life • In 1922, Jack accompanied Zeppo Marx to a Passover seder where he met Sadie Marks, whom he married in 1927 after meeting her again on a double-date. She was working in the hosiery section of the Hollywood Boulevard branch of the May Company, which was where Benny courted her. Called on to fill in for the "dumb girl" part in one of Benny's routines, Sadie proved a natural comedian. Adopting Mary Livingstone as her stage name, Sadie collaborated with Benny throughout most of his career. They later adopted a daughter, Joan. • Benny had several romantic encounters, including one with a dancer, Mary Kelly, whose devoutly Catholic family forced her to turn down his proposal because he was Jewish. Benny was introduced to Mary Kelly by Gracie Allen. Some years after their split, Kelly resurfaced as a dowdy fat girl and Jack gave her a part in an act of three girls: one homely, one fat and one who couldn't sing. This lasted until, at Mary Livingstone's request, Mary Kelly was fired.

  6. Well! • Got famous because of a partner in the navy that Jack did an act together with ( they were in charge of entertainment) • Went to vaudville • Did a radio show • Live shows • TV shows

  7. Goodbye Jack • He died at the age 39 (actually died at the age of 80) • He died on December 26, 1974. • He had pancreatic cancer.