1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, March 6, 1944

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March 6, 1944

JACK BENNY HASN’T reached his place in the sun as a top comedian without good reason, and that is real ability. We were all reminded again of Jack’s spontaneous wit at the Academy Awards program. He was excellent as master of ceremonies and although he was only supposed to do five minutes, because of a gap he had to fill he was on for fully 20 and couldn’t have been more amusing. He was with Jack Warner, who has just signed him to a term contract. The search is on to get him some good comedies. Sort of a clean sweep for Warner’s in the awards — actor, production, direction and Irving Thalberg awards.

From the Milwaukee Sentinel.

March 6, 1944, Louella Parsons
March 6, 1944, Louella Parsons

March 6, 1944, Louella Parsons

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