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Jack Benny Height, Weight, Age, Death, Wife

Jack Benny Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7¾ in
Weight 68 kg
Date of Birth February 14, 1894
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Date of Death December 26, 1974

Jack Benny was an American entertainer, actor, comedian, vaudevillian, violinist, and producer who established himself as one of the leading entertainers of the 20th century with a highly popular comedic career in radio, television, and film. His filmography included The Hollywood Revue of 1929Chasing RainbowsThe Medicine ManMr. Broadway, Transatlantic Merry-Go-RoundBroadway Melody of 1936The Big Broadcast of 1937It’s in the AirCollege Holiday, Artists and ModelsArtists and Models AbroadMan About Town, Buck Benny Rides AgainLove Thy NeighborTo Be or Not to Be, George Washington Slept HereThe Man, The Meanest Man in the World, Hollywood Canteen, The Horn Blows at Midnight, It’s in the Bag!Somebody Loves MeThe Mouse that Jack BuiltA Guide for the Married Man, and Swing Out, Sweet Land.

Born Name

Benjamin Kubelsky

Nick Name

Jack Benny

Jack Benny as seen in a publicity photo in 1933
Jack Benny as seen in a publicity photo in 1933 (NBC Photo / eBay / Public Domain)


He was born on February 14, 1894.


On December 26, 1974, he died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 80 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Resting Place

Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, California, United States

Sun Sign


Born Place

Chicago, Illinois, United States





Jack Benny attended Waukegan High School, a public 4-year high school located in Waukegan, Illinois.


Entertainer, Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillian, Violinist, Producer


  • Father – Meyer Kubelsky (1864-1946) (Saloon owner and later a haberdasher who had emigrated to the United States of America from Poland)
  • Mother – Naomi Emma Sachs Kubelsky (1869-1917)
  • Others – Benjamin Kubelsky (Paternal Grandfather), Zlotta Millerstein (Paternal Grandmother)

Net Worth

According to, his net worth was $30 Million at the time of his death.



Jack Benny and his daughter Joan on the set of his TV show in 1954
Jack Benny and his daughter Joan on the set of his TV show in 1954 (CBS Television / eBay / Public Domain)


5 ft 7¾ in or 172 cm


68 kg or 150 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jack Benny had dated –

  1. Ann Sheridan – He once had an affair with actor and singer Ann Sheridan and they also worked together in the comedy film George Washington Slept Here (1942).
  2. Mary Kelly – Jack Benny dated dancer Mary Kelly but her devout Catholic family forced her to turn down his proposal because he was Jewish.
  3. Mary Livingstone (1927-1974) – On January 14, 1927, he got married to radio comedian and actor Mary Livingstone at the Clayton Hotel in Waukegan, Illinois. In 1934, they adopted a 2-week old girl and named her Joanie (also known as Joan). The couple remained together until Benny’s death in 1974. He made sure in his will that a single long-stemmed red rose be delivered to his widow every day for the rest of her life.

Race / Ethnicity


Jack Benny was of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Short stature
  • Billed himself as “the Original ‘Old Blue Eyes'”
  • Often used the phrase, “Now cut that out!”
  • Receding hairline
  • Never admitted to being older than 39
  • His comic timing and the ability to cause laughter with a single expression

Brand Endorsements

Jack Benny had been cast in TV commercials for –

  • The Wool Industry (the late 1960s)
  • Texaco (the late 1960s)


He was raised in a Jewish household.

Jack Benny as seen with Danny Thomas (Left) and Bob Hope (Right) in a 1968 special
Jack Benny as seen with Danny Thomas (Left) and Bob Hope (Right) in a 1968 special (NBC Television / eBay / Public Domain)

Jack Benny Facts

  1. He co-starred as Joseph Tura (a famous Polish actor) in the 1942 comedy film To Be or Not to Be.
  2. He was friends with George Burns, Bob HopeFrank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, John Rowles, Ronald Reagan, Fred Allen, Isaac Stern, and Gisele MacKenzie.
  3. Jack Benny was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame with three stars in 1960 and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1988 and the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1989.
  4. He was a Democrat.
  5. Trying to explain his successful life, Jack Benny once stated, “Everything good that happened to me happened by accident. I was not filled with ambition nor fired by a drive toward a clear-cut goal. I never knew exactly where I was going.”

Featured Image by NBC Photo / eBay / Public Domain

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