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The Great Jack Benny
"This quiz is about the wonderful comedian, Jack Benny. He was very successful in radio, TV and enjoyed some success in movies also. He was great and I never saw anyone like him before or since."
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Jack was born in what city?
Jack was known for his self effacing humor and perfect sense of timing. One of the running bits that he had was that he was much younger than his actually age (faking vanity). How old did he perpetually claim to be?
What kind of a scholar was Jack in high school?
He was a model student and made all A's.
He was a poor student and was kicked out of high school.
He was an average student.
He was a good student and a better athlete.
Jack went into the US Military service in World War I. Which branch of the service did he enter?
Jack got into show business while in the service. He played his violin at shows for his fellow servicemen. How did his act become popular?
He was the pet of and Admiral who made the other sailors listen to him play.
Jack played violin and sang the national anthem at official functions.
He and Rochester did a song and dance act at that time.
He was booed for his violin play. He handled the situation with humor and began his career in stand up comedy.
In 1911 Jack met the Marx Brothers in vaudeville. (Their name was "Marks" at that time). Which of them became a lifelong friend of his?
How did Jack come to take the name Jack Benny?
He got mad with his parents and did not want to use their name.
To honor an uncle whose name was Benny.
To avoid discrimination because it sounded Jewish.
To avoid lawsuits from entertainers with names similar to his.
In 1922 he went to a Passover Seder with a friend, and met that friend's female cousin there. Jack fell for her and married her later. What was her name?
Jack had a rotund announcer who was with him in radio and TV. What was his name?
In 1932 Jack's radio career began when he was invited on to a famous radio show. Whose show was that?
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