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Benny Dies / Benny Remembered #232647

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 27, 1974
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(Studio) Jack Benny dies at home just hrs. after manager discloses Benny dying from cancer.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Los Angeles, California) Various clips from Benny's long, active career shown. Perhaps Benny so funny because everyone knew he was no miser, but a warm generous man. Eddie Anderson, Frank Nelson worked with Benny for years [NELSON - believes Jack was 1 of kings in comedy field.] Bing Crosby and George Burns among Benny's dearest friends. [BURNS - discusses Jack's comedy.) Jack Benny once played Bach with Isaac Stern to save Carnegie Hall; film shown. Jack Benny's funeral to be Sunday
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Studio) CBS to present hour-long tribute to Jack Benny at 7:30 p.m. EST Sunday
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Threlkeld, Richard
Duration:
00:03:10

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