WorldCat Identities

Fein, Irving 1911-2012

Overview
Works: 135 works in 148 publications in 1 language and 1,404 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Thrillers (Radio programs)  Drama  Radio comedies  Biography  Caricatures and cartoons  Situation comedies (Television programs)  Radio programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN2287.B4325, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Irving Fein
Jack Benny : an intimate biography by Irving Fein( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of old time radio starring Jack Benny( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances by Jack Benny on several different radio shows
The best of old time radio starring Jack Benny( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten complete and unedited radio shows starring Jack Benny
An audio-biography of The Jack Benny program by Jack Benny( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 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
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
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

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 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
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jack is working on a Julius Caesar sketch, and is being pursued by an amorous female fan. Don does the State Farm commercial as an encounter with an admirer who thinks State Farm is terrific because it paid for his car accident even though he wasn't insured with them. Dennis wants to take over the show for a few weeks, so he hires a Benny impersonator to make phone calls in Benny's name, and thus make Jack think he is going crazy; Jack winds up on the mental ward of the hospital
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jack takes his girlfriend Mildred to a violin concert, even though she would prefer to go to the fights. Jack spots the Stewarts in the audience and tries to get their attention by tossing peanuts at them, eventually driving them out. When Mildred turns on her transistor radio to listen to the fight, the entire audience leaves
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Don introduces the show by announcing that the show must go on; Jack is brought out in traction in a hospital bed. Abbe Lane sings I believe in you. Don says he needs his glasses to do the State Farm commercial; when he finds them, they include a funny nose and a State Farm sign. In the sketch, Benny plays a scientist living deep in the jungle trying to develop a non-skid banana peel. Abbe Lane plays his beautiful wife, who is sick of the rain, and Dennis plays his new assistant, Lawrence of Africa
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

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

Dennis comes on in squeaky shoes and sings 'It's almost like being in love.' In the sketch, Jack plays an N.Y.P.D. police detective trying to get a confession from a gangster
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Coming home from his show, Jack receives a message to call a Dr. Johnson. The doctor asks him to come right over. Dr. Johnson is a psychiatrist who has found a man with amnesia who keeps repeating Jack's name. Jack identifies the amnesia victim as Professor Le Blanc, his old violin teacher; in flashback, we see he has gone crazy because Jack plays so badly. To cure Le Blanc, Jack plays his violin beautifully, and Le Blanc, realizing he is not a failure as a violin teacher, recovers. Jack asks the doctor not to reveal that he is such a good violinist because he has made so much money as a bad one
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

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

In the opening segment, Jack practices his lines on the bus on the way to the rehearsal for his show. While Don and the director are waiting for Jack to arrive, Jane Morgan sings The Second time around. When Jack arrives, he flirts with Jane, then invites her to lunch. Don does the Lipton Tea commercial with a parrot that does so well Jack fires Don. Jack takes Jane to lunch at a cafeteria. He and Jane rehearse their lines for a skit about a fight between a husband and a wife; everyone in the cafeteria takes sides, and a brawl ensues
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In the sketch, Don has arranged for Harlow to take the sponsor's daughter on a date. Unfortunately, Harlow has never been on a date before
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jack hosts amateur talent contest with a barefoot tap dancer, an acrobat and his dog, a drunk acrobat, and a Mexican musical group led by Mel Blanc. Benny and Jessel do a skit
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 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jack goes to a nightclub. The Sportsmen Quartet sing 'When my sugar walks down the street.' The next act is a hypnotist; the hypnotist makes a pretty girl from the audience think a middle-aged man from the audience is Tony Curtis, then makes the man think he is Fred Astaire; Jack scoffs, so the hypnotist suggests that when he leaves the stage he will think he is Diamond Jim Brady, 'the world's greatest spendthrift.' When Jack comes back angry about the results, the hypnotist makes him think he is Bob Hope
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sommers sings 'I'll never stop loving you.' In the sketch, Jack tells of a dream he had in which an escaped murderer (Lorre) encounters Jack in a plastic surgeon's (Mel Blanc) office. Lorre forces Blanc to alter his face. Lorre comes out looking like Jack, and tries to impersonate Jack on his show
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Don, Carol and Jack make their entrance jumping through large doorways covered with paper; Jack can't break through and Carol has to do it for him. Jack and Carol talk about her desire to become a director, and she makes some suggestions about his show. She sings 'Sweet Georgia Brown.' In the sketch, Jack, Don and Carol play riverboat card sharks out to cheat each other
 
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The best of old time radio starring Jack Benny
Alternative Names
Fein, Irving A. 1911-

Fein, Irving A. 1911-2012

Irving Fein American producer

Irving Fein Amerikaans filmproducent (1911-2012)

Irving Fein produttore cinematografico statunitense

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The best of old time radio starring Jack Benny