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Published Date: 12/26/2014
Legendary comedian Jack Benny, who died Dec. 26, 1974, at age 80 of pancreatic cancer, enjoyed a stunning 50-year career, transitioning from vaudeville to radio to film and television – and shining in each medium. For laughs, he introduced audiences to Jack Benny the...
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Published Date: 11/14/2014
Eddie Bracken took to the stage as a 9-year-old vaudeville performer, eventually transitioning to the silver screen, television and Broadway. He worked with some of the greats from the Golden Age of Hollywood, including Richard Cromwell, Preston Sturges and Betty...
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Published Date: 9/23/2014
The name Cliff Arquette may not immediately ring any bells, but those of a certain (older) age will recognize Charley Weaver, the persona he donned for stage and television appearances. Arquette, who died 40 years ago this week, was a comedian who transitioned from the...
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Published Date: 9/17/2014
Red Skelton was one of the top entertainers of the 20th century, a comic with a career that spanned 70 years. He got his start in vaudeville, where he honed his sketch comedy skills with routines like the now-famous "Doughnut Dunkers." He brought those skills to...
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Published Date: 8/19/2014
Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx and his brothers were comedy superstars, starting out performing in vaudeville shows before starring in classic films like "Duck Soup," "Animal Crackers" and "A Night at the Opera." Groucho also had long career in television, hosting the...
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Published Date: 8/17/2014
Pearl Bailey, the Tony and Emmy award-winning actress and singer, starred in projects as diverse as St. Louis Blues on Broadway and Duncan Hines commercials on television. Her long and varied career took her from vaudeville to Broadway and Hollywood. We remember...
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