VETERAN OF VAUDEVILLE DIES AT 102

Jun 02, 2016

By Andy Johnson

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One of the last comedians from the days of vaudeville and burlesque has died at the age of 102.
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Irv Benson toured vaudeville theatres all over North America topping the bill as the first comic – or top banana – and appeared dozens of times on the Tonight show with Johnny Carson.
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Benson came of comic age at the same time as other vaudeville and burlesque comedians, including Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason and Phil Silvers.
Irv Benson, was 102.
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