Old Time Radio's Greatest Stars: Jack Benny Collection 1 by Black Eye Entertainment audiobook

Old Time Radio's Greatest Stars: Jack Benny Collection 1

By Black Eye Entertainment
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The Old Time Radio Show Collection

5.88 Hours Unabridged
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Versatile actor/comedian Jack Benny had a long career (1911-1974) and was truly a star of stage, screen and radio. Recognized as a leading 20th-century American entertainer, Benny often portrayed his character as a miser, playing violin poorly, and claiming to be no older than 39, regardless of his actual age. Known for his comic timing, Benny had the ability to cause laughter with a pregnant pause or a single expression, such as his signature exasperated “Well!” His radio and television programs, popular from 1932 until his death in 1974, were a major contribution to the sitcom genre. He surrounded himself with a talented group of supporting players, including his real-life wife Mary Livingstone, announcer Don Wilson, bandleader Phil Harris, singer Dennis Day and valet Eddie “Rochester” Anderson. Other cast members on his radio and TV show included Mel Blanc, Frank Nelson and Joseph Kearns. Although Jack Benny began in vaudeville and graduated to movies and television, it was on radio that Benny had his greatest success. Heard on NBC and CBS for decades, his sponsors included Jell-O, Grape Nuts Flakes, Canada Dry and Lucky Strike. We’ve carefully chosen 11 radio episodes starring Jack Benny from our master archives for this collection, and we hope you love them! The Lux Radio Theatre 9-26-38 “Seven Keys to Baldplate” (1-hour) The Quiz Kids 4-16-41 w/ Jack Benny as a guest Quiz Kid Command Performance 5-10-45 w/ M.C. Jack Benny The Amos ‘N’ Andy Show 11-10-44 “Employment Agency” w/ guest, Jack Benny The Burns & Allen Show 1-8-48 w/ guest, Jack Benny The Jack Benny Program 1-2-49 w/ guests, Amos ‘N’ Andy The Jack Benny Program 4-15-51 w/ guests, Ronald & Benita Colman The Jack Benny Program 1-11-53 w/ guest, Bob Hope The Jack Benny Program 11-12-50 w/ guest, Richard Widmark The Jack Benny Program 4-27-52 w/ guest, James Stewart Suspense 4-5-51 “Murder in G-Flat” w/ Jack Benny

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Versatile actor/comedian Jack Benny had a long career (1911-1974) and was truly a star of stage, screen and radio. Recognized as a leading 20th-century American entertainer, Benny often portrayed his character as a miser, playing violin poorly, and claiming to be no older than 39, regardless of his actual age. Known for his comic timing, Benny had the ability to cause laughter with a pregnant pause or a single expression, such as his signature exasperated “Well!” His radio and television programs, popular from 1932 until his death in 1974, were a major contribution to the sitcom genre. He surrounded himself with a talented group of supporting players, including his real-life wife Mary Livingstone, announcer Don Wilson, bandleader Phil Harris, singer Dennis Day and valet Eddie “Rochester” Anderson. Other cast members on his radio and TV show included Mel Blanc, Frank Nelson and Joseph Kearns. Although Jack Benny began in vaudeville and graduated to movies and television, it was on radio that Benny had his greatest success. Heard on NBC and CBS for decades, his sponsors included Jell-O, Grape Nuts Flakes, Canada Dry and Lucky Strike. We’ve carefully chosen 11 radio episodes starring Jack Benny from our master archives for this collection, and we hope you love them!

The Lux Radio Theatre 9-26-38 “Seven Keys to Baldplate” (1-hour)
The Quiz Kids 4-16-41 w/ Jack Benny as a guest Quiz Kid
Command Performance 5-10-45 w/ M.C. Jack Benny
The Amos ‘N’ Andy Show 11-10-44 “Employment Agency” w/ guest, Jack Benny
The Burns & Allen Show 1-8-48 w/ guest, Jack Benny
The Jack Benny Program 1-2-49 w/ guests, Amos ‘N’ Andy
The Jack Benny Program 4-15-51 w/ guests, Ronald & Benita Colman
The Jack Benny Program 1-11-53 w/ guest, Bob Hope
The Jack Benny Program 11-12-50 w/ guest, Richard Widmark
The Jack Benny Program 4-27-52 w/ guest, James Stewart
Suspense 4-5-51 “Murder in G-Flat” w/ Jack Benny

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Drama
Runtime: 5.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English