Posted ByWalt on December 05, 2002 at 14:04:15:
In Reply to: Re: First time Jack Benny was on radio?? posted byMichael on November 30, 2002 at 16:37:35:
: I am wondering if Jack really did anything on this show or even if he was actually on it? I am basing this on a 1967 broadcast of the Ed Sullivan show on which Jack made an appearance. Jack himself says that he got his start on Sullivan's show in 1932 (was celebrating the 35th anniversary of his radio debut [67-35=32]). It very well could be that Jack was scheduled perform in the 1930 broadcast, but had to cancel at the last minute.
My take is that he was probably on the show as advertised. He may have been a guest on radio programs before 1932 and got minimal exposure. The Ed Sullivan show actually got him noticed enough to "launch" his radio career.