American Comedian and Violinist Jack Benny Died On This Day in 1974 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American comedian, vaudevillian, actor and violinist Jack Benny died on this day in 1974 – aged 80

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American comedian, vaudevillian, actor and violinist Jack Benny died on this day in 1974 – aged 80.

He is remembered as one of America’s leading entertainers of the 20th Century – with his radio and television programs, popular in the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s, credited as a major influence on the development of the sitcom genre.

JACK BENNY & ISAAC STERN | BACH | DOUBLE VIOLIN CONCERTO 

 

JACK BENNY & JASCHA HEIFETZ | USO SKIT | WWII

 

 

 

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