JACK BENNY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/23/1962 - HFSID 323388
Sale Price $405.00
Jack Benny presents his perspective on the state of world Judaism for a 1962 Jewish symposium, stating that he is very proud to see people of the Jewish religion in high ranking positions and that they will continue to persevere due to their sense of humor, tenacity, and determination to succeed
Typed letter signed: "Jack Benny", in blue ink, 7¼x10½. 1 page. July 23, 1962. Beverly Hills, California. In part: "Dear Mr. Lichter: In answer to your letter requesting a statement from me to be included in your symposium: I am happy to submit the following: "The present character of Judaism in America today is vastly different than in the distant past. This difference is not through any change in our belief or scriptures - but by progressive thinking and higher education. How proud we are to see our fellowman assigned to such high and vitally important government posts, as well as in the medical and scientific fields of endeavor. But all this is understandable because our people have survived and will always survive and continue to progress because of their great sense of humor - tenacity - understanding and determination to succeed". All good wishes - Sincerely yours". Vaudeville comedian Jack Benny (1894-1974), born Benjamin Kubelsky, hosted a popular radio show from 1933, moving The Jack Benny Program smoothly to TV (1950-1965). His comic image as a tone-deaf, penny-pinching bachelor contradicted the real Benny, a philanthropist, devoted husband and competent violinist. He appeared in over 25 movies, the most critically acclaimed being To Be Or Not To Be (1942). Normal mailing folds. Slightly toned. Slight surface creases. Fine condition.
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