When Dennis Day Returned From The Navy On St. Patricks Day, 1946


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Jack Benny’s most famous Irish Tenor, Dennis Day was born on May 21st, 1916 and raised in the Throggs Neck section of The Bronx, New York City—The second of five children born to Irish immigrants Patrick & Mary McNulty. Day graduated from Cathedral Preparatory Seminary in New York City, and attended Manhattan College in the Bronx, where he sang in the glee club. Eventually he made his way to radio and made his Jack Benny Program debut on the October 8th, 1939 broadcast. During World War II, Day enlisted in the Navy. He was replaced by Larry Stephens on The show beginning in 1944. He made his return on the St. Patrick’s Day episode, March 17th, 1946.

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