How old did Jack Benny always claim to be?

6:47 AM, Feb 14, 2014   |    comments
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d. 39

Benny was born on Feb. 14, 1894.

Being vain about his age was big part of his comedy routine.  His fans continued the joke after his death by petitioning the Postal Service to issue a stamp with his picture when the cost of postage rose to 39 cents in 2006.

The request was denied, maybe because Benny had already been honored with a stamp in 1991 when they still cost 29 cents.


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