Posted Bykurt on October 03, 2002 at 14:23:04:
In Reply to: Benny cast memeber falling-out posted byAdam Burke on October 03, 2002 at 12:53:40:
Josefsberg was referring to an unnamed comedy writer who had been employed by Jack at one time.
Josefsberg's stories, by the way, although entertaining, don't always pass the accuracy test.
I recently read Milt Josefsberg's bio "The Jack Benny Show", and was very intrigued by the section devoted to the rare few that were labled as Jack's "enemies". None surprised me more than an individual who was identified as an un-named former cast member. The story went into detail about initial squabbles over money, then perceived personal slights, to finally the un-named individual not even attending Jack's memorial services. Based on what I've come to learn about the other cast members, and using process of elimination based on Milt's hints, I can only guess that it might be Phil or Mel, as unlikely as that seems. Does anybody have any more information regarding this or perhaps some personal insights that might shed more light on the conflict discussed in the book? I look forward to hearing from you.