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Jack Benny Annual 39th Birthday Collection

stuck on the perpetual 39th Birthday, Mary Livingstone's sweetheart Jack Benny was born on Valentine's Day.

8 old time radio show recordings
available in the following formats:

1 MP3 CD
or
4 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from February 14, 1937:

"Story of Jack's Birth"



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Jack Benny on the Radio

"Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."

Jack Benny BirthdayHappy 39th Birthday to Jack Benny! One of the best running gags on the Jack Benny Show was celebrating Jack Benny's perpetual 39th Birthday.

Jack Benny was born Benjamin Kubelsky; on Valentine's Day February 14, 1894. However, for every year after 1933 he was forever age 39.

After celebrating Jack Benny's 39th Birthday, he decided to stay at the age 39 the next year because "there's nothing funny about 40." Listeners and fans were so amused that the Jack Benny Program celebrated Jack Benny's 39th Birthday as a running gag.

In one episode, Jack Benny's cast decides to surprise him for his 39th Birthday. Jack Benny planned to go to a movie with Mary Livingstone, but his cast had other plans. They bought him a birthday present "right from the heart" with "gastronomical appreciation"...a bicycle pump. Jack responds, "Which one of you heals suggested that!?!"

In another episode, Jack Benny gets a polar bear later known as "Carmichael The Bear" in other skits voiced by Mel Blanc. Later, the Oklahoma City Zoo renamed their polar bear Carmichael after the skit.

By the time of Jack Benny's Death in 1974, he celebrated his 39th Birthday 41 times. Newspapers across the country announced Jack Benny's Death with the headline "Jack Benny Dies at Age 39."

This collection includes all Jack Benny's Birthday Programs and included the comic retelling of the story of Jack Benny's birth on February 14, 1894.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    8 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 47 min
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      8 shows - total playtime 3 hours 47 minutes
      1. Jack Benny 370214 0820 Jacks Birth.mp3
      2. Jack Benny 410216 1220 Surprise Bir.mp3
      3. Jack Benny 420215 1320 Jack Cant G.mp3
      4. Jack Benny 430214 1420 Birthhday From Ontario.mp3
      5. Jack Benny 480215 1920 Jacks Birth.mp3
      6. Jack Benny 490213 2020 Jacks Birth.mp3
      7. Jack Benny 540214 2523 39 Th Birthday Again.mp3
      8. Jack Benny 550213 2820 Surprise Party For Jack.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    8 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 47 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      8 shows - total playtime 3 hours 47 minutes
      1. Jack Benny 370214 0820 Jacks Birth.mp3
      2. Jack Benny 410216 1220 Surprise Bir.mp3
      3. Jack Benny 420215 1320 Jack Cant G.mp3
      4. Jack Benny 430214 1420 Birthhday From Ontario.mp3
      5. Jack Benny 480215 1920 Jacks Birth.mp3
      6. Jack Benny 490213 2020 Jacks Birth.mp3
      7. Jack Benny 540214 2523 39 Th Birthday Again.mp3
      8. Jack Benny 550213 2820 Surprise Party For Jack.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    8 recordings on 4 Audio CDs
    total playtime 3 hours, 47 min

    Disc A001

    1. Jack Benny 370214 0820 Jacks Birth
    2. Jack Benny 410216 1220 Surprise Bir

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    Disc A002

    1. Jack Benny 420215 1320 Jack Cant G
    2. Jack Benny 430214 1420 Birthhday From Ontario

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A003

    1. Jack Benny 480215 1920 Jacks Birth
    2. Jack Benny 490213 2020 Jacks Birth

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A004

    1. Jack Benny 540214 2523 39 Th Birthday Again
    2. Jack Benny 550213 2820 Surprise Party For Jack

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00