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Subject: Benny was indeed scheduled to play the part--I recall a photo of Walter Matthau in early rehearsals kissing Benny's forehead

He died just a few months after being diagnosed
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Date Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 04:55:05am
In reply to: I believe Benny was slated to play Burns' part, but was terminally ill. 's message, "Speaking of THE SUNSHINE BOYS ...a more realistic and better cast for the film would have truly been Jack Benny and Burt Lahr, IMO!" on Tuesday, December 05, 12:30:01am

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Make-up test footage of Jack Benny and Walter Matthau for "The Sunshine BoysDated: Sept. 18, 1974, Benny died Dec. 26, 1974 at 80.Tuesday, December 05, 09:59:16am

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