WorldCat Identities

Benny, Jack 1894-1974

Works: 2,237 works in 3,309 publications in 6 languages and 22,129 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television comedies  Biography  Comedy films  Autobiographies  War films  Variety shows (Television programs)  History  Television programs  Film adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Narrator, Instrumentalist, Host, Speaker, Costume designer, Contributor, Interviewee, Commentator, Singer
Classifications: PN2287.B4325, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jack Benny
To be or not to be by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

108 editions published between 1942 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world is on the brink of war-- but the show must go on. So Joseph Tura, the Polish actor who put the ham in Hamlet, stares beyond the footlights and says, "To be or not to be ..."--Container
The best of Johnny Carson and friends!( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 35 episodes of classic television with Johnny Carson before he hosted the Tonight Show. Includes episodes from The Johnny Carson Show, Carson's Cellar, The Johnny Carson Morning Show, Who Do You Trust?, The Jack Benny Program, Bobby Darin and Friends, Frank Sinatra Timex Special, Timex All Star Comedy Show, Caesar's Hour, Colgate Comedy Hour, The Martha Raye Show, Shower of Stars, Stars in the Eye, and The Milton Berle Show
The best of Jack Benny by Mill Creek Entertainment( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star of Vaudeville, Radio and the Big Screen, Jack Benny brought his highly-successful radio program to the small screen in 1950 and the show ran until 1965. Along for the ride were his famous cast of co-stars including Eddie Rochester Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day and Mary Livingstone, who all shared in the fun and misadventures of their famous boss. Whether dealing with his love of money, his perpetual age of 39 or his beloved Maxwell automobile, Jack Benny and his gang entertained one and all!
The Jack Benny program by Mel Blanc( Visual )

32 editions published between 1958 and 2006 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two comedy programs; in the first Johnny Carson and Jack exchange jokes ; in the second Jack takes a cruise and meets Jayne Mansfield
Jack Benny( Visual )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five classic episodes of the Jack Benny Show
Jack Benny by Jack Benny( Recording )

48 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two episodes from the radio comedy: Jack Benny
Old-time radio( Recording )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twelve radio episodes, digitally restored and remastered from recordings of comedy shows originally broadcast between 1942 and 1952, when radio was at its peak
The Jack Benny program by Jack Benny( Recording )

88 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Benny performs in original recordings
The best of the Dean Martin variety show by Guthy-Renker( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The show, which debuted in 1965, was tops in the ratings for years. Its extremely likeable host gave the show a unique touch. He didn't rehearse, but it made it all the more fun for viewers. Dean's endearing charm through little mistakes and flubs only enhanced the easygoing flair he had for entertaining his audience. He was a buddy to all the guys and a darling to the ladies. Today, he's cool to all ages. Included in this 2-DVD set is classic comedy from Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Rodney Dangerfield, and others"--Container
The Dick Cavett show( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great moments from The Dick Cavett Show of some of the funniest comedians, most of whom Dick had a warm relationship with, such as Groucho Marx, Bob Hope, and Jack Benny
The Jack Benny program : the lost episodes( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From its beginnings as an immensely popular radio program to its heyday on television, the daily trials and tribulations of the beloved comedian kept millions of fans laughing for over 30 years. Jack, Don, Mary, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson and a constellation of guest stars are all here in this first-of-its-kind DVD collection
An evening with George Burns by George Burns( Recording )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents George Burns performing jokes and singing before a live audience
Charley's aunt( Visual )

5 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charley and Jack pressure fellow student Fancourt to pose as Charley's Brazilian Aunt. Their purpose is to have a chaperone for their amorous visits with Amy and Kitty, niece and ward of crusty Stephen Spettigue. Complications begin when Fancourt, in drag, becomes the love object of old Spettigue and Sir Francis Chesney
Cavalcade of comedy( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A laugh-filled time capsule of the brightest lights of vaudeville, showcasing the early works of such legends as Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, Burns and Allen, and more. Also provides a fascinating record of stage legends fading into memory
Hollywood canteen( Visual )

5 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A corporal wins a date with Joan Leslie in this salute to the World War II landmark, the Hollywood canteen
The Lucy show by Lucille Ball( Visual )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy gets trapped: Lucy calls in sick but goes to a sale, only she gets her picture in the paper as the store's 10 millionth customer. Lucy and the French movie star: Mr. Mooney is asked by his boss, Mr. Cheever, to land the account of a French film-maker (Bergerac) scheduled to produce pictures in Hollywood. How Jack found Mary: A writer visits Jack at home and hears the story of how Jack found Mary Livingstone in the fall of 1932. In the flashback, a brash, young Jack goes into the May Company department store to buy a shirt when hosiery counter clerk Mary catches his eye. He flirts shamelessly with Mary while she and her co-worker, Sally, give him a hard time
Burns and Allen by George Burns( Recording )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two episodes from the Burns and Allen radio program
Bob Hope : the ultimate collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In celebration of Bob's birthday (May 29th, 1903) this special collector's edition features rare vintage clips, outtakes, and a long list of guests from five decades. Includes his first radio appearance in 1935, movie shorts from the 1930s, and an excerpt from "Memories of World War II."
Broadway melody of 1936 by Roy Del Ruth( Visual )

9 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in English and German and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lovely, gifted Irene Foster hopes that her childhood sweetheart-turned Broadway producer Robert Gordon will recognize her--and her talent. Gordon is too busy sparring with a dirt-dishing gossip columnist to notice, but his wisecracking, heart-of-gold secretary certainly does. She and Irene must use their wits to show him what he's missing!
Broadway melody of 1936 ; Broadway melody of 1938( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Albany girl-next-door poses as France's and Broadway's exotic La Belle Arlette. The '38 tale has her portraying a horse trainer who's just as much at ease in taps and tuxedo as she is in riding boots and jodhpurs
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Old-time radio
Alternative Names
Jack Benny, 1894-1974

Jack Benny acteur américain

Jack Benny Amerikaans acteur

Jack Benny amerikai rádiós és tévés, színész

Jack Benny amerykański aktor

Jack Benny attore statunitense

Jack Benny comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor

Jack Benny pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Jack Benny US-amerikanischer Schauspieler und Radiomoderator

Kubelsky, Benjamin

Kubelsky Benjamin 1894-1947

Kubelsky, Benjamin 1894-1974

Бенни Джек

Джек Бенни американский комик

ג'ק בני שחקן אמריקאי

جاك بيني

جک بنی

잭 베니



Jack BennyOld-time radioBurns and Allen