Here is the last episode of 4 of the excellent Tribute to the King of OTR Comedy Jack Benny!!! Many people don't know that the part that wow George Burns his Oscar for best supporting actor in the Sunshine Boys was originally going to go Jack. Jack died before filming was to start and George stepped in for his longtime friend. It reignited George Burns career and he went on to star in a series film playing God in " Oh, God!" and having very successful run in Las Vegas.
Here is the 3rd part of the Tribute to Jack Benny from NPR....Mel Blanc was a regular provider on the program and provided the voice of Polly the Parrot and did all the sound effects of Jack's beloved Maxwell Car.
We continue on with the excellent NPR Tribute to Jack Benny...Here is part 2 from Jan of 1974...
Did you know that Jack Benny who was happily married to co-star Mary Livingstone for 50 years had a provision in his will that after his death she would have one long stem rose delivered to her everyday for the rest of her life! Benny Died in 1974 and Livingstone in 1983.
Here is a great Tribute to Jack Benny that NPR did on the Star soon after his passing....Today is part One showcasing some incredibly funny moments from the funny man's long career.
A short lived kids show from the early 1940's Chick Carter, Boy Detective was billed as the worlds youngest detective. Chick solved crimes with help from his friends Sue and Tex.
As one half of the famous comedy team Bob and Ray, Bob Elliot past away at age 92. Bob and his partner Ray Goulding were one of the most popular comedy teams of the late years of the Golden age of Radio...Their radio show The Bob and Ray Show on CBS is consider by many fans of OTR to be some of the funniest and intelligent comedy of all the golden age!
Known for their great sketches mocking radio soaps like Mary Noble, Backstage Wife and One man's Family (Mary Backstyge, Noble Wife and One Fella's Family)...Here is 2 of my favorite Mr. Science sketches always funny and One Fella's Family both from the late 1950's....
Herald as great new experiment in radio Studio X premiered in 1948...Critics loved it and it starred Paul Frees who had a long and distinguished radio and voice career...the stories are much like Escape or Chase. It didn't last more then a season....I these 2 very interesting episode from the series short run.