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©Stars and StripesTokyo, 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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