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2. Born in Waukegan, Illinois.  The local middle school is named after Benny.  They are called the thirty-niners in reference to Benny's long running joke about his age.


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8.  Ernst Lubitsch had never considered anyone else to star in To Be or Not To Be but Jack Benny.  Originally, Miriam Hopkins was to co-star but she turned down the role fearing Benny would get all the laughs. 

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