Tag Archive: Jack Benny Show

Frank Nelson a voice actor who was a recurring character on The Jack Benny Show, and also on I Love Lucy, The Flinstones and even Saturday Night Live.

Quiz 7 – Frank Nelson

November 14, 2013

One of the attributes that made The Jack Benny Program such a radio and TV tour de force was the wide range of its talented stock characters and “second bananas.” In addition to the principle cast-members, fans remember Mel Blanc and Artie Auerbach and the unique humor of actor Frank Nelson, among... Continue Reading »

Tim Ryan and Irene Ryan (Granny on the Beverly Hillbillies)

Quiz 5 – Irene (and Tim) Ryan

October 24, 2013

Long before she achieved fame portraying “Granny” for nine seasons on television's Beverly Hillbillies, Irene Ryan enjoyed a solid career in film and on radio. Born in Texas in 1902, Irene Noblette grew up in San Francisco and performed in local theater there... Continue Reading »

Elliott Lewis, Frankie Remley on the Jack Benny Show and Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show

Quiz 1 – Elliott Lewis

September 27, 2013

This week, and for the next few weeks, we're playing a game on our Facebook “Media Heritage, Inc.” and “Big Broadcast” pages. If you'd like to play, “like” one or both of those Facebook pages and on Mondays, we'll post a photo of an old radio “second banana”…a secondary or... Continue Reading »

Jack Benny lost episodes DVD set

Jack Benny Rides Again

August 9, 2013

It’s not often when a DVD set comes out that falls smack-dab in the middle of the Media Heritage wheelhouse, but the new Jack Benny Program: The Lost Episodes set, by Shout Factory, is a set worthy of some fuss. The brain-child of Jack Benny Fan Club founder and leader... Continue Reading »

Cast members of the Jack Benny Show: Jack Benny, Dennis Day, Don Wilson and Mary Livingstone

Mrs. Dennis Day

March 1, 2013

A friend sent me a small death notice recently from California noting the passing of Margaret (Peggy) McNulty Day—widow of Jack Benny Show vocalist Dennis Day—on February 1st. Mrs. McNulty Day was 89-years old. Dennis (whose birth name was Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty, but used “Dennis Day” as a stage... Continue Reading »