Thursday, December 29, 2011

PHOTOS: Jack Benny

If you are a long time listener to the Ken P. D. Snydecast, you have certainly heard Ken and Dana talk about their fondness of Mr. Jack Benny.

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #53: Fleet Feet And All You Can Eat starts off with Ken's impersonation of Eddie "Rochester" Anderson (Jack Benny's valet on the radio and TV series The Jack Benny Show.)
Then the boys discuss Jack's comedy techniques and what made him so successful.

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #142: iFail Dana discusses his purchase of an iPad. At around the 12 minute mark Ken breaks into an impression of Jack Benny and Rochester at the Apple store.

More recently Dana discussed his birthday in KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #160: Scratch Fever and his desire to follow in Benny's footsteps when it comes to mentioning his age.
Jack Benny famously always said he was 39 years old no matter how old he was.

Below are a handful of beautiful images of Jack from

First, from 1959, it's Jack and President Truman. Check out the cue cards on the right:
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Next from 1952 is a photo described as "Comedian Jack Benny sitting on floor w. pile of fake money, looking stunned; in this skit from "The Jack Benny Show," he is counting money he supposedly lent to William Paley and CBS and which they have returned to him via armored truck.":
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From 1961, this next picture shows Jack Benny acting as pallbearer for Gary Cooper's funeral:
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Finally, this 1959 photo is described as "Comedian Jack Benny (L) relaxing under painting of Abraham Lincoln after taping his TV show.":
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I hope you enjoyed these photos. Make sure to go to and check out the many wonderful photos they have online.

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