Meredy's Jack Benny Trivia Answers

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1. February 14, 1894

2. Chicago, Illinois

3. Benjamin Kubelsky

4. Benny portrayed character roles as a miser, and playing the violin badly. In character, he would be 39 years of age, regardless of his actual age at the time.

5. "Love in Bloom"

6. "Well!"

7. Waukegan, Illinois

8. In his usual character as a comical miser, he's confronted by a robber who says, "Your money or your life." That's followed by two to three minutes of dead silence, except for the audience which laughed with increasing volume as the silence continued. Finally the robber prodded Jack by saying, "Well?" to which Benny responded, "I'm thinking it over!

9. The Hollywood Revue of 1929

10. It ran from 1932 to 1948 on NBC and from 1949 to 1955 on CBS.

11. Mary Livingstone, Eddie Anderson, and Dennis Day

12. Fred Allen

13. It ran on CBS from October 28, 1950 - September 15, 1964 and on NBC from September 25, 1964 - September 10, 1965.

14. Kay Francis

15. To Be or Not to Be

16. The Mouse that Jack Built

17. Starting on the radio show, a running joke was that Benny drove a Maxwell automobile, a brand that went out of business in 1925.

18. On Benny's show, Mel Blanc voiced the railroad station announcer who said, "Train leaving on track five for Anaheim, Azusa and Cu... camonga!"

19. Ronald Colman

20. The Sunshine Boys

21. "The '39ers"

22. Sunday Nights at Seven: The Jack Benny Story and Jack Benny: An Intimate Biography

23. Mary Livingstone (January 24, 1927 - December 26, 1974) (his death) 1 adopted child

24. One adopted daughter - Joan Naomi Benny Baker Rudolph Blumofe (b. 1934)

25. December 26, 1974 in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California (pancreatic cancer)

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