Posted Bykurt on February 27, 2002 at 17:55:38:
In Reply to: 1918? posted byGary on February 27, 2002 at 17:07:13:
I would have thought you'd be stocked up on Jell-O, not Lucky Strikes. I like Bing Crosby, too, but I'm not out puffing Chesterfields! (I do, however, own a Philco radio and consume a lot of Kraft products. So maybe there's something there.)
Jack's start in show business was actually in 1912, when he first went on the road in vaudeville. His career as a comedian began during World War I, when he appeared in an all-service show at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station. So in that sense, his career "began" at that point.
Jack was born in 1894 (or 1893, if you want to believe the 1900 Census).