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Gracie Allen (1895–1964)


She and her husband-to-be became the comedy team of Burns & Allen in 1922 (she was the daft one). They remained spouses and performing partners until her passing. See full bio »

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Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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 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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Other Works:

Radio: Co-starred in "The Burns and Allen Show" on CBS and then NBC radio. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 3 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:

[explaining her "Gracie Allen" character] Gracie's the kind of girl who shortens the cord on the electric iron to save electricity. See more »

Trivia:

Profiled in the book "Funny Ladies" by Stephen Silverman. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Googie

Star Sign:

Leo

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