Jack Benny’s audience thought he was gay
Jack Benny was straight and married to Mary Livingstone for 40 years. Benny, one of America’s funniest comedians, represented gender identity uniquely.
So fans thought he was gay? Was there another proof? Answers are below.
Jack Benny’s on-screen stunts lulled audiences.
Jack Benny, who died on December 26, 1974, used a feminine stride and queer-like hand gestures to make his audiences giggle.
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If the 1960s had social media like now, people would have learned out he wasn’t gay through his personal posts or by monitoring his dates. People only saw the late TV legend on his show, so they believed him.
Mary Livingstone married the comedian
Jack Benny was married to Mary Livingstone for over 40 years when many thought he was gay. From 1927 through 1974, they were married.
Livingstone was a radio comic. She also acted in This Way Please (1937), Mr. Broadway (1933), Bright Moments (1928), etc.
The late comedian was born in Seattle on June 23, 1905.
She died in Los Angeles on June 30, 1983.
80-year-old Jack Benny died of cancer
The man, noted for his feminine deeds, died of pancreatic cancer on December 26, 1974, in Beverly Hills, California. Benny, born Benjamin Kubelsky in Chicago on February 14, 1894, lived 80 years.
Benny was also a talented violinist and actor. George Washington Slept Here (1942), The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945), Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935), The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929), etc
Jack Benny insisted he was 39 every year. His furious “Well!” and “Now cut it out!” are also distinctive.
The couple’s daughter also appeared on Jack Benny.
Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone were childless. Joan Benny was adopted in 1934. (also Joan Naomi).
Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, and Joan Benny.
Joan, an actress, appeared on The Jack Benny Program.
Joan married thrice. Robert Blumofe, Alan Rudolph, and Seth Baker were her spouses. Her three marriages produced four children. 87-year-old