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Balzer, George

Overview
Works: 229 works in 237 publications in 1 language and 250 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Drama  Comedy sketches  Television comedies  Caricatures and cartoons  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of dialog
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by George Balzer
An audio-biography of The Jack Benny program by Jack Benny( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radio historian Chuck Schaden discusses The Jack Benny program with Jack Benny, fellow performers, writers, Benny's manager, and daughter Joan. Includes excerpts from some of the show's 23 years of weekly broadcasts
Jack Benny & Liberace( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pianist Liberace visits the Jack Benny show. Violin maestro Jack pushes Liberace to perform, resulting in a hilarious duet, one of the funniest moments in television
The Jack Benny show( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of episodes featuring the comedian Jack Benny and his friends
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

2 editions published between 1957 and 1960 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary invites Jack to come to the annual reunion of her old May Co. co-workers. Rochester explains to a friend on the phone what happened when Jack went the year before. In flashback, Jack arrives at Mary's place to find Rocheser fixing a lot of food. When Mary arrives, she persuades Jack to come and meet the girls. After he leaves, the girls ask Mary if Jack ever proposed. In flashback, Jack takes Mary to buy a ring, but backs down after learning how much it costs
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack is berating his publicity agent for not getting him dignified publicity, when the agent gets a phone call informing him that Ronald Reagan won't be able to make his scheduled appearance on the Impromptu panel discussion show. Jack insists that his agent get him on the show. Dennis arrives looking for a ruby lost from his ring; he thinks he has found it, but he has found a One-a-Day Brand Vitamin, allowing Don to do the commercial. On the show, Jack can't think of anything to say on various intellectual topics, until a question is asked about the effect on the American dollar of the fall of the British pound; Jack is still talking about money after the final credits have gone on, and the camera has been turned off
Jack Benny & Jayne Mansfield( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack will do anything to get a big star to appear on his program, as sexy Jayne Mansfield finds out! Also appearing on the show is Mel Blanc, "Man of a thousand voices."
Benny, Burns & Bing( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack connives to get his pals George Burns and Bing Crosby to be guests on his show -- at a reduced rate of course. Rochester is also on hand with a special appearance by Bob Hope
Jack Benny & Bob Hope( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this rare, thought to have been lost kinescope, Jack and special guest Bob Hope set out on "The Road to Nairobi," only to be captured by cannibals! Also includes brief appearances by Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

2 editions published between 1960 and 1963 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack goes Christmas shopping with Rochester and drives the staff of the department store crazy
Jack Benny New Year( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack is all decked out for a night on the town on New Year's Eve when his date stands him up. But loyal pal Rochester won't let Jack down on this poignant New Year's show
The Jack Benny show( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of episodes featuring the comedian Jack Benny and his friends
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

2 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his monologue, Jack reveals that his producer has been using raffle tickets to get the audience to stay in their seats until the end of the program. He introduces Connie Francis, and they argue about whether it is harder to sing or to get laughs. She sings 'I was born too late, ' and an Al Jolson medley ('Swanee, ' 'Mammy, ' and 'April showers.' Don does the Alka-Seltzer commercial as an endorsement by a safe-cracker. In the sketch, Benny, Stevens, Dale White and Don Wilson play members of the Skinner family of the Ozarks. They all sing a parody of 'Sit right down and write yourself a letter.'
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the opening monologue, Jack shows the audience why his Stradivarius is worth $30,000. He introduces Milton Berle and they spar a bit. Don introduces Miss Carmelita Montoya, a dancer from Madrid who uses One-a-Day Brand Vitamins for castanets. The sketch is about Jonathan Goodheart (Jack), wealthy philanthropist who believes there is no such thing as a bad boy, but his newly adopted son (Berle) gives him cause to wonder
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

2 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The show opens with the audience in line to see the show comparing notes on how they got their tickets. Jack's monologue is about his trip to Australia. He introduces Australian singer Lorrae Desmond, who sings Wouldn't it be loverly. Jack and Lorrae compare the U.S. and Australia. Don asks Lorrae whether you lose or gain a day when you cross the international date line on the way to Australia; he is concerned because he doesn't want to miss a One-a-Day Vitamin. Lorrae asks how Jack first got the idea of using the Marquis Chimps on his show. In the sketch, Jack remembers the first visit he paid Detroy after seeing the act in Las Vegas
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his monologue, Jack considers what he should give various members of his cast for Christmas. He introduces Gisele, and they talk about her recent trip to Europe. She sings a song in Italian. While Jack is backstage, Don introduces his son Harlow to Gisele, and she lets him do the commercial, which he keep interrupting in order to make advances to her. In the sketch, Jack puts a quarter in the coke machine, and gets a coke and two quarters back; the second time, the machine takes his money and gives him an empty coke bottle. Dennis appears to do a promo for his new Christmas album. Jack and Gisele do their customary violin duet. For a second piece, Gisele is to play a piano, out of which Red Skelton appears
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

2 editions published between 1953 and 1956 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack reads a public service announcement on behalf of the IRS, and jokes about the Band's deductions. Gisele MacKenzie comes out, and she and Jack talk about funny names: Snooky Lanson, Gisele, and Jack's middle name, Tecumseh. Gisele gives him a kiss from Dorothy Collins. Then Gisele sings a comic medley about Paris. Don, his wife Lois, and his son Harlow come out to beg for one more chance for Harlow as an announcer; Harlow attempts the Lucky Strike ad, but flubs it to the point that even his mother yells at him, and breaks Jack's violin over his head. Jack and Gisele play 'Getting to know you' as a violin duet
The Jack Benny show( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of episodes featuring the comedian Jack Benny and his friends
Jack Benny & friends( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Benny's one hour special, with guests Bob Hope, Elke Summer, and Walt Disney. With help from the Beach Boys, surfers Jack and Bob Hope search for the perfect wave, plus a wacky send-up of Mary Poppins -- Italian style
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jack's monologue is interrupted by a phone call from U.S. Treasury agents, who want to see Jack at home in an hour. Jack is so nervous, he lets Don take the rest of the show, and goes home. It turns out the agents are from Fort Knox and want to study the security systems in Jack's vault
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dennis sings 'The 12th of never.' In the sketch, Jack plays Ralph Kramden in a take-off of the Honeymooners, with Meadows as Alice, and Dennis as Ed Norton
 
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Alternative Names
George Balzer Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1915-2006)

George Balzer amerikansk manusforfattar

George Balzer amerikansk manusförfattare

George Balzer amerikansk manusforfatter

George Balzer amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

George Balzer US-amerikanischer Fernsehproduzent und Drehbuchautor

Languages
English (28)