JACK BENNY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 07/29/1965 CO-SIGNED BY: VIKKI CARR - HFSID 169714
Sale Price $288.00
JACK BENNY and VIKKI CARR
The comedian signs and the singer endorses a check for $514.
Check signed: "Jack Benny", 8½x3¼. Beverly Hills, California, 1965 July 29. Check No. 10627, drawn on his account at the Bank of America in Beverly Hills, payable to Vikki Carr for $514.30. Endorsed: "Vikki Carr". Check signed six weeks before the cancellation of Benny's NBC television show, which last aired on September 10, 1965. Former vaudeville comedian Jack Benny (1894-1974) had hosted a popular radio show from 1933, moving The Jack Benny Program smoothly to TV. The Jack Benny Program was televised on CBS from October 28, 1950 to September 15, 1964, when it was cancelled. NBC, the network that had lost Benny to CBS in 1949, picked up the show and aired it for one more season, September 25, 1964 to September 10, 1965. Benny's comic image as a tone-deaf, penny-pinching bachelor contradicted the real Benny, a philanthropist, devoted husband and competent violinist who was popular for over 40 years. In addition to his radio and television work, Benny appeared in over 25 movies, the most critically acclaimed being To Be Or Not To Be (1942). VIKKI CARR's popularity in the U.S. peaked with her Top Forty hits of the late 1960s, including "It Must Be Him" and "Color Me Blue". Beginning in the 1980s, however, her Spanish language songs became highly popular. Carr received a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album, Cosas del Amor, in 1991. In the year she endorsed this check, Carr was a featured performer on TV's Hullabaloo! and The Hollywood Palace. Light show through from bank stamp on verso at "Jack" and the "Be" of Benny. Lightly creased with folds, not at signatures. Bank cancellation holes, not at signatures. Staple rust stain at upper left corner. Fine condition.
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