Speaking of Radio

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


Dennis Day

Recorded August 11th, 1976 - 29 min

Valued member of Jack Benny’s radio and television cast for nearly 35 years beginning in 1939.  He was born May 21, 1917 and was 59 when we visited the singer-comedian at his antique-filled Mandeville Canyon home in Brentwood, California where he spoke fondly of his days working with Mr. Benny. He died June 22, 1988 at age 71.

Jack Benny Show - 4/10/49 - Dennis dreams he's star of the show

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to Dennis Day on the Jack Benny Program, with guest Barbara Stanwyck on April 10, 1949.


  1. Jane MacKenzie says... comment left on August 18, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    What a dear sweet man! All the accolades he was applying to Jack Benny could be said of him as well.
    I only have warm happy memories of listening to Dennis Day when I was little in the 40s and 50s.
    Would there ever be a chance of you folks making a CD or two or three of Dennis’s numbers on the Jack
    Benny show? What a treat that would be!

    Thanks for all your years on Those Were the Days, Chuck. I started listening in 1980 when I moved to
    Chicago. I miss you but you picked a good replacement in Steve Darnall. And thank you for this new
    website. I’m looking forward to listening to ALL the interviews.

  2. derek says... comment left on November 1, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Another great interview. Learned new things about the show.