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The Trailblazing Comedy of Jack Benny

There was nothing particular that made Jack Benny stand out in a crowd. Benny was the quintessential every man. He was average looking, average height and weight. He could play the violin relatively well but nowhere near the ability to earn the title of prodigy. During his time in show business, Jack

The Career of Gene Roddenberry Before ‘Star Trek’

Star Trek Photo; Paramount Studios

Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The little series that most people wanted to forget in the 1960s, especially network executives, has become a global financial powerhouse. For its creator, Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek was a labor of love that he spent a lot of time bringing to fruition. Growing up

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