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Jack Benny

Jack Benny (February 14, 1894 - December 26, 1974) was an American comedian and actor. He was born in Chicago and grew up in Waukegan, Illinois. His mother was a Lithuanian immigrant; his father was a Jewish immigrant from Poland. From 1932 to 1955, Benny had a radio show. The first title of the show was The Canada Dry Ginger Ale Program, but it was later called "The Jack Benny Program".[1] His television program was broadcast from 1950 to 1965.[2]

Benny died of pancreatic cancer in Beverly Hills, California.


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