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Jack Benny
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    (February 14, 1894-December 26, 1974)
    Dead pan comedian
    Birth name was Benjamin Kubelsky
    Star of 'The Jack Benny Show' (1950-65)
    Appeared in 'Mr. Broadway,' 'Cab Waiting,' 'Medicine Man,' 'Charley's Aunt,' 'To Be or Not to Be,' 'Artists and Models Abroad' and 'The Meanest Man in the World'
    He staged a public verbal fight with friend and radio rival Fred Allen.
    Because he portrayed himself as cheap, he said he was forced to over tip food servers.
    He was found guilty of possession of smuggled goods and fined $10,000.
    He bought a diamond pin for his wife that was smuggled into the U.S. from Germany (1938).
    He wore a toupee.
    He was Johnny Carson's favorite comedian.
    Carson said one of the few times he ever cried was when he heard of Benny's death.
    His trademark was to claim his age was 39, although he looked very good for his age.
    He created the image of being a cheap penny-pincher, yet he was one of the most generous givers to charity.
    He donated $1,000,000 to the actors' retirement home.
    He served in the navy during WW I.
    He adopted a daughter.
    He was married until his death, almost 48 years to his co-star, Mary Livingstone (her birth name was Sadye Marks).
    Part of his comedy was to play bad violin, however he was a concert violinist.
    He was considered a master of timing, especially when he would turn to the camera, pause and say 'well.'
    He was given $2,650,000 to appear on TV (1950).
    George Burns constantly played practical jokes on Jack.
    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 111 Votes: 5.41% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 110 Votes: 42.73% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 97 Votes: 55.67% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 30 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 58 Votes: 65.52% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 16 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 32 Votes: 31.25% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 91 Votes: 48.35% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 94 Votes: 48.94% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 308 Votes: 49.35% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 202 Votes: 48.51% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 108 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 116 Votes: 35.34% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 115 Votes: 32.17% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 296 Votes: 43.92% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 426 Votes: 40.85% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 538 Votes: 43.87% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 643 Votes: 42.15% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1338 Votes: 42.38% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1774 Votes: 42.05% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 4130 Votes: 44.58% Annoying
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