The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
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The Life of Jack Benny 

When Jack's studio proposes a TV special adapting the story of his life, Jack takes personal responsibility for casting the roles.


James V. Kern, Ralph Levy (uncredited)


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Episode complete credited cast:
Jack Benny ... Jack Benny
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Rochester Van Jones
Don Wilson ... Don Wilson
Mel Blanc ... Herman - Postman
Barry Gordon ... Harry Johnson
Maudie Prickett ... Miss Gordon
Jackie Russell ... Mildred Audition
Mary Young ... Mildred Holmquist
Dennis Holmes ... Jimmy Evans
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Baird Jimmy Baird ... Jimmy
André Baruch André Baruch ... Commercial Announcer
Gurney Bell Gurney Bell ... Himself (as The Sportsman Quartet)
Bill Days Bill Days ... Himself (as The S[prtsman Quartet)
Robert Garsen Robert Garsen ... Himself (as The Sportsman Quartet)
Dick Ryan Dick Ryan ... Kevin O'Houlihan


When Jack's studio proposes a TV special adapting the story of his life, Jack takes personal responsibility for casting the roles.

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Release Date:

28 November 1954 (USA) See more »

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CBS See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by The Sportsmen Quartet
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Can We Get Rock Hudson for the Lead
22 October 2010 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Mildly funny 30-minutes taking place in Jack's home and office. Jack auditions actors for his life story, but highlight comes early with Mel Blanc's Western Union man. His 5-minute sob story on the phone is hilarious. Will he now get a bigger tip from our notorious tightwad. Other highpoint is Barry Gordon's 10-year old actor's agent, which he plays like a little shark. Jack's reaction is both surprising and amusingly appropriate.

Jack again provides the needed thread of support while letting the supporting cast hit the highlights—a tribute to his comedic judgment and ability to put laughs before ego.

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