Daily Almanac for Thursday, October 28, 2021; Day 301 of the Year

On this date in 1950, The Jack Benny Show made its TV debut. This is his publicity photo 1964. By studio – Public Domain, https commons.wikimedia.org

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS

Benjamin Kubelsky (February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974), known professionally as Jack Benny, was an American entertainer, who evolved from a modest success playing violin on the vaudeville circuit to one of the leading entertainers of the twentieth century with a highly popular comedic career in radio, television, and film. He was known for his comic timing and 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 influence on the sitcom genre. Benny often portrayed his character as a miser who obliviously played his violin badly and ridiculously claimed to be 39 years of age, regardless of his actual age.

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