Notes from 2010 Pennies for
Just leave a message
that says we miss him and thanks for the laughs. The world is
a better place thanks to him.
Jeff Van Arnam
Mr. Benny - one of the funniest guys of the 20th century - or ANY century!
Thanks for the laughter
is how much I've "forgotten" Jack Benny. I believe I was 12 years
old when he did "Jack Benny's 1st Farewell Special." I still
remember that the guests would come on and say to Jack how sorry he was that
he was retiring, and he'd have to explain: "No, no! This is my FIRST
farewell special! Then I'll do my second farewell special and my third
farewell special, and so on!" The final guest was then-Gov. Ronald
Reagan, who came on to wish Jack a happy retirement. Before Jack could explain
to him, Reagan gave Jack a retirement present: a Cadillac filled from top to
bottom with cash. The special's credits rolled as Jack stood stone-faced,
incredulous as to whether he should reveal the secret and lose the big prize.
I've been a fan of Jack Benny ever since.
Forgotten? Feh! Adam Sandler, now HIM I'll forget!
Jacksonville Beach, FL.
You will always
be our favorite son. Thank you for forever putting us on the map and for
everything you have done for us. We miss you. Rest in Peace.
With love from
your fans in Waukegan, Illinois
Benny found a way to take it with him.
He had his appendix taken out & a piggy bank put in.
____ Bob Hope, 3/4/53
THANK YOU for being who you are and doing what you have done!
To point out that your work has influenced generations of top-notch comedians
and comedy writers feels redundant and superficial. But I feel the need
to express that your work -- and the work you enabled others to do --
CONTINUES to inspire, educate and entertain, well after your Earthly journey!
I thank you so much for the years of laughter you have given me, personally,
and for the laughter I know I share with GENERATIONS of grateful fans!!!
THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU, BENJAMIN KUBELSKY!!! AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING
YOU WITH US!!!
Ray Jay Edwards :)
thank you mr benny
for making me life for the
last 25 years
when i am down i can listen
to your show and you always bring me back up
charles from nj
From one Waukegan string player to another,
Thanks for all the great times that you have given to me and the world
with your comedic talents, acting, and even your musicianship.
You are missed by myself and your fans throughout the world....
Rest in Peace.
Jack Benny Jr. High School Alum
Waukegan High School Orchestra Cellist
Hello Mrs. Leff,
My card for Jack is simple.
Thank you for your continuous gift of laughter! Peace.
am definitely a generous and giving person...and a big fan of the
Jack Benny programs and shows, but much more a fan of the man who
was Jack Benny. I definitely like to give respect where it
is due, and that is one person I wish more people would desire to
wishes to all your extraordinary efforts...and thank you for
keeping the life and legacy alive of one I consider to be one of
the greatest individuals of the 20th century.
Jack, you have entertained
me for nearly fifty years: ten while you were still with us and ever since for
these past 35 years. I had the honor of doing your impression as a
teenager competing at the Lewis County fair, I purchased a necktie you wore from
a charity auction when I was seventeen years old and wore it for my senior
picture, and I wrote about your friendship with Johnny Carson in Well! You
have been as much a part of my life as any family member, friend, colleague, or
friend-I-haven't-met yet. We miss you here, but I know you're keeping God
This message is in memory of Jack Benny--who knew how to
develop his own exquisite talent by surrounding himself with fine talents and
allowing them to flourish.
want to thank Jack for bringing so much happiness in our lives. Even in my son
and I's saddest times when we listen to a radio episode or watch him on tv,
everything else melts away. Let us never forget the craftsmanship and amazing
talent he brought to us all.
Thank you Jack,
Tom & Dan Nagy
..where we listen to your shows via mp3, and cd’s most everynight when we go
to sleep.. our kids who are now 17, 20 and 22, who are far removed from the life
and times of your era bygone, have listened too, since they were infants..and so
your humor, your life and times lives on, in generations far beyond yours or my
years.. because of your delicate nature, that shines thru the images you
portray, you represent a peace and joy, that fills our lives..with your
presence..here and now.. aloha jack.. you are missed but will never be forgotten
thanks to the many evenings we relive … what would we do without the Sundays
you filled for the world so many years ago..mahalo for showing us the soft side
of mankind..in these days of toil and turmoil…
p.s. my wife has a
maddening crush on you.. so you can rest assured that your image is still a most
vibrant and charismatic one, that I have trouble competing with..to this day…
melamed… of Hanalei,
Although this is a
sad day, it being the day you left us, I would also like to use it to
remember the joy you brought to so many people. There will always be happiness
for those who have Jack Benny in their lives.
Just wanted to
let you know that we all miss you. There will never be another Jack Benny. You
were the best.
Thank you Jack
for all the laughter....Still!!!!!! You have not and will not be
Mike........ Rockford, Il.
Thank you so much for the gift of laughter you have given the entire world.
Although I was born the same year that you left us, I have been a major fan of
yours ever since my grandmother introduced me to you through those old-time
radio cassette tapes when I was about 8 or 9. Now, I'm nearly your age - 36!
from your talent for keeping us in stitches, you were also an extraordinarily
gentle and loving man. I truly wish I could have met you to shake your
hand. You are my all-time favorite entertainer.
May you be in peace, my friend.
All good wishes,
Jack Benny was a tremendous
talent and, I am sure, person.
continues to enrich our lives and will forever.
The Paper of Montgomery County
I and my fellow Benny fans in
London shall be raising a glass to the Great Man on what we over here call
with long-lasting affection
and admiration for the Master of Comedy who will never be forgotten
Here is a
"virtual penny for Benny" to a great person and comedian.
Although I was just a tot of
two when you left us, I've since come to appreciate and enjoy the many hours
of great entertainment you've left behind. Your work is timeless, and while we
still mourn your passing and miss your gentle humor in the fast paced world
which we now live in, because of tape and film, you will never be forgotten
and will continue to inspire and amaze for generations to come. Greg Van Beek,
West Bend, Wisconsin
remember when Jack passed away. It was like a family member's passing. Thank you
Jack for all the fond memories from my childhood that I still carry with
me. May God bless you.