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Subject: Speaking of THE SUNSHINE BOYS ...a more realistic and better cast for the film would have truly been Jack Benny and Burt Lahr, IMO!

I believe Benny was slated to play Burns' part, but was terminally ill.
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Date Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 12:30:01am
In reply to: FUN FACT: Jack Bernardi was older brother of actor Herschel Bernardi. 's message, "Before my time, but saw it for first time in post above. -It reminded me of the bit part actor Jack Bernardi did in 1975's THE SUNSHINE BOYS for Frumpies Potato Chips ("...I can't ...I got gallstones")!" on Tuesday, December 05, 12:28:00am

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Benny was indeed scheduled to play the part--I recall a photo of Walter Matthau in early rehearsals kissing Benny's forehead (NT)He died just a few months after being diagnosedTuesday, December 05, 04:55:05am

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