Benny Rubin was an actor from the 1920s to the 1970s. He started as a child vaudeville actor, and began specializing as a dialect comedian in 1918. He was signed to movies by MGM in 1927, and some say that his career was derailed because he "looked too Jewish", but it is certain that he had other problems, including chronic gambling. He hung on in movies in the 1930s and 1940s, and found a second career in radio and television, appearing on Jack Benny's show, among many others. In 1973, he wrote an autobiography describing his "70 years in show business", and in it, he made many false claims, including a whopper about advising Orson Welles in the making of "Citizen Kane"! Some of his movies include: Children of Pleasure, Sunny Skies, and Dumb Dicks. He passed away in 1986 at the age of 87.
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