The Jack Benny Program

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The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, is a radio-TV comedy series that ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th century American comedy.[1] He played one role throughout his radio and television careers, a caricature of himself as a minimally talented musician and penny pincher who was the butt of all the jokes. Producer Hilliard Marks was the brother of Benny's wife Mary Livingstone.

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The Jack Benny Program
Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, and Eddie Anderson (Rochester) in a group portrait
Other namesThe Jack Benny Show
The Canada Dry Program
The Chevrolet Program
The General Tire Revue
The Jell-O Program
The Grape Nuts Flakes Program
The Lucky Strike Program
Running time30 minutes
Country of originUnited States
Home stationNBC (Blue) (05/02/32–10/26/32)
CBS (10/30/32–1/26/33)
NBC (Red) (03/03/33–09/28/34)
NBC (Blue) (10/14/34–06/21/36)
NBC (Red) (10/04/36–12/26/48)
CBS (01/02/49–05/22/55)
TV adaptationsThe Jack Benny Program (19501965)
StarringJack Benny
Mary Livingstone
Eddie Anderson
Phil Harris
Dennis Day
Kenny Baker
Mel Blanc
Frank Nelson
Artie Auerbach
Bea Benaderet
Sara Berner
Joseph Kearns
Sheldon Leonard
AnnouncerDon Wilson
Written byHarry Conn
Al Boasberg
William Morrow
Edmund Beloin
Hugh Wedlock Jr.
Howard Snyder
George Balzer
Sam Perrin
Milt Josefsberg
John Tackaberry
Al Gordon
Hal Goldman
Produced byHilliard Marks (1946–'55)
Original releaseMay 2, 1932 – May 22, 1955
No. of episodes931
Opening themeLove in Bloom/The Yankee Doodle Boy
Ending themeHooray for Hollywood
"The J & M Stomp"