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17 August: How Paar broke his biggest break

Paar (left) with patron Benny: The younger comedian would learn the hard way how not to repay the man who gave him his arguable biggest broadcasting break. (Photo: NBC.)

Paar (left) with patron Benny: The younger comedian would learn the hard way how not to repay the man who gave him his arguable biggest broadcasting break. (Photo: NBC.)

There were few bigger or better breaks to be had during old-time radio’s peak years than to know that Jack Benny had your back or wanted it in the first place. And there were fewer worse breaks to be had than biting Benny’s hand if it happened to have fed you just about anything.

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