Posted ByBud on March 01, 2004 at 18:44:21:
In Reply to: Speaking Of The Academy Awards..... posted byGerry O. on March 01, 2004 at 07:06:57:
According to imdb.com, Jack hosted both the 1944 and the 1947 Academy Awards. The 1944 show states that he hosted the "overseas broadcast". Probably something to do with the war? He must have been a tough act to follow in 1947 - no host was selected for 1948!
Here's a link to the Academy Awards hosts, dates, locations, and Best Picture winners:
: I know that Bob Hope holds the record for hosting the Academy Awards ceremony the most times (and it was wonderful to see last night's Oscar ceremony do a lengthy and VERY nicely done tribute to Bob, showing clips from his various Oscar hosting stints through the years), but I also know that Jack Benny hosted the Oscars at LEAST a couple of times....
: Does anyone know how many times Jack served as M.C. for the Academy Awards ceremony?