Harvardwood Presents: Joan Benny on Her Father JACK BENNY

October 10, 2016 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Lambs
3 W 51st St
Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10019
United States
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Cost: $5 for dues-paying Harvardwood members; $10 for all others.

Advance Registration is REQUIRED. No tickets will be sold at the door.

DRESS CODE: Business Casual is fine for the event itself, but if you are thinking of staying for dinner, JACKETS & TIES will be required for men. No denim, sneakers, or such.

This is a joint event with THE LAMBS.

Jack_Benny.jpgFirst on radio and then on television, Jack Benny was one of the most-loved comedians in American entertainment history.  His radio show was launched on NBC in 1932 and moved to CBS radio in 1949, continuing through 1955.  He began his television show in 1950 and Benny became as great a star in the new medium as he had been in the old.  Benny's television show ran until 1965.

Jack_Benny_and_Family.jpgWe are delighted that Jack Benny's daughter, Joan Benny, will be joining us to talk about her father.  Joan Benny is the co-author of Sunday Nights at Seven, a joint memoir by and about her father.

Interviewing Benny will be Theater critic, dramaturg, and Harvardwood member Martha Wade Steketee.  Steketee is on the Board of the League of Professional Theatre Women and on the Executive Committees of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and of the American Theatre Critics Association.  She has written extensively about historic Hollywood.

After the event, attendees are invited to stay and mingle over dinner (credit cards will be accepted) in The Lambs' Pub.  (Again, jacket and tie are required in the Pub.)

Special thanks to Andy Goodwin and the Plymouth Hill Foundation.

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