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Finding Aid for the Jack Benny Papers, 1930-1974
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
105 boxes (52.5 linear ft.) 6 cartons (6 linear ft.) 9 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.