The Pittsburgh Press (June 20, 1942)
‘G. Washington’ Benny cracks knee with ax
Hollywood, June 20 (UP) –
Comedian Jack Benny nursed a disabled knee today because he fumbled an ax in a dream sequence.
Mr. Benny was dreaming he was George Washington chopping down the cherry tree for a scene in George Washington Slept Here when he cracked his knee with the blunt side of the ax. His physician reported contusion of a nerve but said the injury was not serious.