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Mary Livingstone (1905–1983)

Grew up in Vancouver, B.C., where she graduated from King George High School. Claims to have first seen future husband and comedy partner Jack Benny perform at the city's famed Orpheum Theatre during the Vaudeville days. Benny toured extensively and played the Orpheum often before hitting it big in radio. See full bio »

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Known For

This Way Please Maxine Barry
Buck Benny Rides Again Mary Livingstone
Mr. Broadway Mary Livigstone


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 1951-1963 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Mary Livingstone
- Jack Alone on New Year's Eve (1963) ... Mary Livingstone (voice)
- Nightbeat Takeoff (1960) ... Mary Livingstone
- Ed Sullivan/Genevieve Show (1959) ... Mary Livingstone (uncredited)
- Panel Discussion Show (1959) ... Mary Livingstone
- Airport Sketch (1959) ... Mary Livingstone
 1959 The Mouse That Jack Built (Short)
Mary (voice)
 1945 It's in the Bag!
Mary (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Buck Benny Rides Again
Mary Livingstone (voice)
 1937 This Way Please
Maxine Barry
 1933 Mr. Broadway
Mary Livigstone
 1928 Bright Moments (Short)
Marie Marlo
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Show Show Self (14 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"Jack Benny" (book of reminiscences), 1978

Publicity Listings:

2 Portrayals | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mrs. Jack Benny

Did You Know?


Several people in Show Business were quite vocal about how mean and rude Mary was to people. Lucille Ball called Mary "a Hard-Hearted Hannah". George Burns said Gracie and he got along well with Jack, but neither one could stand Mary, because she was always rude and mean to everybody. Even Joan Benny said she had a close relationship with her father, but her relationship with her mother was ... See more »


Posh and elegant onstage; a little vain in real life

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