Re: The "Fake" Mary


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Posted ByLaura Leff on September 05, 2001 at 13:09:25:

In Reply to: Re: The "Fake" Mary posted byLarry on September 03, 2001 at 00:38:13:

: Thanks for the very complete explanation. I have since discovered that this matter is mentioned in the FAQ section ("When was Jack Benny's first and last radio show?"). The stand-in is referred to as an "unidentified" actress. Apparently the FAQ author didn't have all of the information you have shared with us.

The actress standing in for Mary on the widely-distributed copy of the last show has never been officially identified. Some people maintain that it was Jeanette Eyemann, some maintain that it was Joan Benny, and others say it was someone else. I have a potential lead on being able to put this question to rest, and will let you know when I have more information.

--Laura Leff
President, IJBFC
www.jackbenny.org



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