Jack Benny was born on Valentines Day in 1894, which means two things: One – Jack would have celebrated his 124th 39th birthday and two – it means I must celebrate a day meant for lovers with a ham.
Today I share the love for both the special day dedicated to love and the special man dedicated to loving himself. Here are radio shows celebrating Jack and Valentine’s Day. Enjoy! These are a hoot.
Episode, “Jack’s Birthday,” which aired on February 14, 1937:
Episode titled “Love Finds Annie Hardy,” which aired on February 14, 1939:
From February 16, 1941, a Surprise Birthday party:
Jack Can’t Get A Date On His Birthday as we hear in this episode from February 15, 1942:
From February 10, 1945, Danny Kaye sends Jack a Valentine:
From February 13, 1949, Jack’s Birthday in Tomorrow:
Here’s Jack’s 39th Birthday celebration (again) in 1954:
“My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce; murder, yes, but divorce, never.”
Jack Benny (February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974)
These were a treat, Aurora. I was finally glad to hear how Jack ended up with Carmichael the polar bear. I hadn’t heard that one before.