Speaking of Radio

Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden


Jack Benny

Jack Benny

Recorded September 03rd, 1970 - 16 min

Mr. Benny was in the Chicago area for a series of concert appearances at the Mill Run Playhouse in suburban Niles, Illinois when we met to talk about his radio career.   We were backstage following his short rehearsal with the band and just a few hours before his opening night performance. He was born February 14, 1894 and was 76 at the time of our visit.  He died December 26, 1974 at the age of … 39.

Jack Benny was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1989.

Jack Benny Show - 2/13/49 - Tomorrow is Jack's Birthday

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to the Jack Benny Program from February 13th, 1949.