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Gracie Allen (1895–1964)


Gracie Allen was born on July 26, 1895 in San Francisco, California, USA as Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen. She was an actress, known for The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950), A Damsel in Distress (1937) and Lambchops (1929). She was married to George Burns. She died on August 27, 1964 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

Known For

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
(1950-1958)
A Damsel in Distress
(1937)
Lambchops
Lambchops Gracie the Girlfriend
(1929)
The Gracie Allen Murder Case
(1939)

Filmography

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 1952-1964 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Gracie Allen
- How Jack Met George Burns (1964) ... Gracie Allen (voice, uncredited)
- Gracie Bit (1952) ... Gracie Allen
 1959 Startime (TV Series)
Gracie Allen
- George Burns in the Big Time (1959) ... Gracie Allen (voice, uncredited)
 1939 Honolulu
Millie De Grasse
 1936 The Big Broadcast of 1937
Mrs. Platt
 1935 Love in Bloom
Gracie Downey
 1933 Walking the Baby (Short)
Mamie (as Allen)
 1933 Let's Dance (Short)
Gracie, a Dance Hostess (as Allen)
 1932 Your Hat (Short)
Gracie (as Allen)
 1932 The Big Broadcast
Gracie (as Grace Allen)
 1932 The Babbling Book (Short)
Gracie (as Allen)
 1931 Oh, My Operation (Short)
Nurse Allen (as Allen)
 1931 100% Service (Short)
Salesgirl
 1931 Once Over, Light (Short)
Grace, the Manicurist (as Allen)
 1931 The Antique Shop (Short)
Miss Allen (as Allen)
 1931 Pulling a Bone (Short)
Gracie
 1930 Fit to Be Tied (Short)
Miss Allen, a Salesgirl (as Allen)
 1929 Lambchops (Short)
Gracie the Girlfriend (as Allen)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1950s) TV commercial: Carnation evaporated milk. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 6 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Grace Allen | Allen

Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[In a campaign speech (1940) when she was running opposite FDR on the 'Surprise Party' ticket] As I look around me and see all all these trusting and believing faces shining up at me with love and respect, tears come into my eyes. And do you know why? My girdle is killing me. See more »

Trivia:

Had a driver's license, issued under her married name, Grace Burns. Was once pulled over by a policeman, who thought the license was fake because it didn't give her last name as Allen. See more »

Trademark:

Her scatterbrained antics to George Burns' straight man See more »

Nickname:

Googie

Star Sign:

Leo

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