Jack Benny's Birthday Special (1969)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Benny ... Self
Lucille Ball ... Self
Dan Blocker ... Self
Dennis Day ... Self
Rouvaun Rouvaun ... Self
Lawrence Welk ... Self
Ann-Margret ... Self - Cameo
Larry J. Blake ... Self (as Larry Blake)
Gail Bonney ... Self
Mason Curry Mason Curry ... Self
Robert Foulk ... Self
Larry Gelman ... Self
Frank Gerstle ... Self
John Harmon ... Self
Bobby Johnson Bobby Johnson ... Self (as Robert Johnson)


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Release Date:

17 February 1969 (USA) See more »

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Jack Benny's Birthday Special See more »

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J&M Productions See more »
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Dan Blocker plays a gunslinger named Ringo whose real name is Irving Pincus. Pincus (1914-84) was the name of a TV producer and writer who created the situation comedy "The Real McCoys" (1957-63). The show was shot at Desilu and employed many of Lucille Ball's favorite character actors. See more »


Jack Benny: Lucy, now that the show is over, how about going out and having a little drink with me?
Lucille Ball: Why Jack Benny! I'm surprised at you! You're a happily married man. I'm a happily married woman. How could you make a suggestion like that?
Jack Benny: I just asked you to go out and have a little drink with me, that's all.
Lucille Ball: Oh, sure. It sounds innocent enough. But it becomes a secret rendezvous in a dimly lit cocktail lounge with romantic music playing in the background. Really, I'm surprised at you, Jack. What would ...
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Mr. Wonderful
Written by Jerry Bock (uncredited), George David Weiss (uncredited) and Lawrence Holofcener (uncredited)
Sung by Rouvaun
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