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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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3.)  He once appeared on the TV quiz show, "The $64000 Question".   After answering the first question correctly, he took his $64.00 and went home.  The category was Violins.

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4. Joined the Navy during WWI and was assigned to “The Great Lakes Review,” a sailors road show to entertain the troops 

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6.  In To Be or Not To Be there is a shot of a gravestone with the name "Benny Kubelsky" which was was Jack Benny's real name.

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7.)   He was originally signed to star in the movie version of "The Sunshine Boys.  After his death, his friend, George Burns, replaced him.

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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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