Posted ByJ Allen on September 03, 2002 at 09:06:37:
In Reply to: Re: Jack...GAY???? posted byJB on May 02, 2001 at 21:34:26:
: According to Mel Blanc's autobiography, the person most responsible for spreading this rumor was Jack himself! Mel said Jack got a kick out of it. I think it is fashionable these days to accuse every old entertainer of being homosexual or bi.
: : Jack Benny was not gay! He was married to Mary Livingstone for over 40 years. Jack was simply playing a character that embodied every negative personality known to man. His on-screen posture with his hand to the cheek and his feminine walk was played simply for laughs but tragically anyone born after 1960 won't "get" the humor and might think he was gay without knowing the truth.