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Jack benny continued to perform and to do a few television specials after his weekly series ended he died of cancer on december twenty-sixth, nineteen seventy-four his friend, comedian bob hope, spoke at the funeral about the loss felt by benny's friends and fans. Back to: people jokes: comedian jokes jack benny stand up jokes last time i got a standing ovation was in england when i played with the london philharmonic i. Jack benny (born benjamin kubelsky february 14, 1894 - december 26, 1974) was an american comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television and film actor, and violinist.
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