Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Vancouver in Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

Sadie Marks

City of Vancouver, 1886-1986

 
 
Sadie Marks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 1, 2011
1. Sadie Marks Marker
Inscription. In 1922 Ferrera Court was the home of Vancouver tailor David Marks, where vaudeville comedian Benny Kubelsky met thirteen-year-old Sadie Marks. They dated in 1926 and married the next year. As Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone they often returned to the city of her birth.

 
Erected 1986 by City of Vancouver.
 
Location. 49° 16.867′ N, 123° 5.575′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Greater Vancouver Regional District. Marker is at the intersection of East Hastings Street and Jackson Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Hastings Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 502 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1P8, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carnegie Library (approx. half a kilometer away); Chinese Freemasons Building (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); The Old Maple (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); "Gassy Jack" (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Flack Block (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Dominion Building (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Here Stood Hamilton (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); 64 Pounder Guns (approx. 1.3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Vancouver.
 
Also see . . .
Sadie Marks Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 1, 2011
2. Sadie Marks Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here to the right of the building's entrance.
 On how Benny and Sadie met (from the Jack Benny Fan Club FAQ):. Around Passover of 1921, Jack Benny and the Marx Brothers were playing in a Vancouver, British Columbia vaudeville house. Jack was particularly good friends with Zeppo Marx. Zeppo was invited to attend a seder (the ritual Passover dinner) at the house of a local Jewish family named Marks (no relation), at 1649 Nelson Street. It was common for local families of similar ethnic background to host vaudeville performers, especially those with dietary restrictions such as keeping kosher. Zeppo encouraged Jack to accompany him to a wild party, not revealing to Jack that it was actually a family seder.... (Submitted on August 31, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
Jack Benny and his troupe meet the Mayor of Vancouver (1944) image. Click for full size.
By Don Coltman, 1944
3. Jack Benny and his troupe meet the Mayor of Vancouver (1944)
In April 1944, Jack Benny and his troupe played to a full house at the Forum, as part of the Victory Loan effort. Pictured are, left to right: Dennis Day, Rochester (Eddie Anderson), Don Wilson, Mary Livingstone (Sadie Marks), Mayor Jack Cornett, and Jack Benny.(Photo courtesy of the City of Vancouver photo archives.)
Ferrera Court - home of Mary Livingstone (Sadie Marks) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 1, 2011
4. Ferrera Court - home of Mary Livingstone (Sadie Marks)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 838 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement