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Jack Benny in Tokyo, 1960

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: November 3, 2020

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Tokyo, April, 1960: Comedian Jack Benny plays a samisen, a three-stringed Japanese lute, during an interview in his suite at the Imperial Hotel. With him is his wife, Mary Livingstone. Benny's alleged struggles with the violin were a focal point of his routine, but he was actually a decent violinist who played concerts with symphony orchestras to benefit musicians' retirement funds.

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