Roasters: Jackie Vernon, Phyllis Diller, Dom DeLuise, Pat Henry, Mark Spitz, Jack Benny, Jonathan Winters, Nipsey Russell, Nancy Reagan, Don Rickles.
The Carter family vacations in Jack Benny's desert mansion. Percieved as a budget getaway, Benny loads charge after charge to up the bill. This exceptional episode has a cameo by Jackie Gleason playing his classic Ralph Kramden character from the Honeymooners.
Chasing Rainbows movie trailer - starring Bessie Love, Jack Benny, Charles King, George K. Arthur, Polly Moran, Gwen Lee. Genre: Musical
Russell Mitchell recaps the major historical events that occurred on March 29th in this video clip from 'This Day In History'. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of spying for the USSR, by means of giving the Soviets American nuclear secrets. Comedian Jack Benny made his radio debut on this day along with his violin as a prop. Ending American involvement in the Vietnam War, the last US troops left Vietnam on March 29th.
George Burns loved playing tricks on his best friend and fellow comedian Jack Benny.
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RAW INTERVIEW: One of the true legends of the comedy world, Phyllis Diller, has died in Los Angeles. According to reports, Diller was surrounded by family members when she passed away at her home. She had been living in hospice care at her home. She was an entertainment legend sharing the biggest comedy stages with the likes of Bob Hope, George Burns and Jack Benny. Phyllis Diller was 95.
This special from the Sullivan archives brings back the original stars that defined the history of comedy, in their prime doing their original acts. The talent line-up includes classic bits from Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Red Skelton, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Flip Wilson, Joan Rivers, Alan King, Jack Paar, Jackie Gleason, Victor Borge and many more.
God's Fiddler: Jascha Heifetz -- Not since Paganini had there been such a magician on the violin.
The first modern violin virtuoso, about whom Itzhak Perlman says in the film, When I spoke with him, I thought, I can t believe it. I m talking with God . A musical wunderkind, he went on to set the standard in violin playing for nearly a century. This film portrays an artist for whom only perfection would do, so well known in popular culture that his name became shorthand for excellence for everyone from Jack Benny, to The Muppets, to Woody Allen.
Heifetz was a legendary but mysterious figure whose story embodies the dual nature of artistic genius: the paradox of how a mortal man lives with immortal gifts- gifts he must honor, but which extract a life long price. Is the man and the artist the same person? What is the price each pays? And who was the man behind the music?
The Jack Benny Program and its legendary star are counted among the most dazzling jewels in the crown of American comedy.
Love Thy Neighbor -- US Home Video Trailer from Concorde, New Horizon
From vintage TV series like 'The Jack Benny Program' to collections of films by Alfred Hitchcock, Canadian Press film expert John McKay picks out some of the best DVD and Blu-ray box sets on offer this holiday season.
The Jack Benny Program: Season 4: Episode 3 -- Police Lt. Jack Benny questions notorious killer Babyface; Humphrey Bogart (guest star]
The Jack Benny Program: Season 1: Episode 1 -- After being awakened at 4:00 a.m. by a phone call from 'Hank, The All Night Radio DJ', Jack finds that he can't get back to sleep. Later that day, exhausted from lack of sleep, he and Mary go to a clothing store to buy him a new suit, but it turns into much more of an ordeal than he ever thought it would be.
The Jack Benny Program: Season 1: Episode 1 -- Jack Benny was a regular on his own radio program since 1932. He brought the program, with his underplayed humor, to TV along with his radio regulars. Jack, who remained 39-years-old, kept his money in his basement and drove his old Maxwell car just as he had done on the radio.
The Jack Benny Program: Season 1: Episode 1 -- The Faye Emerson and Frank Sinatra Show (1951)
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