Benjamin Kubelsky (1894-1974) was born in Chicago. He began his career as a violinist and turned to comedy in 1918. He was
a successful vaudeville performer, actor and radio personality. The collection consists of radio and television scripts, photographs
and production stills, personal and business records for the years 1935-1955 as well as magazines containing Benny articles,
memorabilia, and awards.
Benjamin Kubelsky was born on February 14, 1894 in Chicago; raised in Waukegan, Illinois; began career as a violinist; turned
to comedy in 1918, first as Ben K. Benny, then Jack Benny; became successful vaudeville performer during the 1920s, playing
the Palace in New York City; married Sadye Marks (professionally known as Mary Livingstone) in 1927; made film debut in 1929,
radio debut in 1932, television debut in 1950; became concert artist in 1956 and made frequent fund-raising appearances; died
in Los Angeles, December 26, 1974.
58.5 linear feet
(105 boxes, 6 cartons, and 9 oversize boxes)
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