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Date of Birth 22 June 1901New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 12 March 1971Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA  (heart attack)

Mini Bio (1)

David Burns was born on June 22, 1901 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Let's Make Love (1960), It's Always Fair Weather (1955) and Knock on Wood (1954). He was married to Mildred Todd. He died on March 12, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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Mildred Todd (? - ?)

Trivia (4)

A popular star of Broadway musicals, who only made occasional film appearances, he was the original Senex in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and Horace Vandergelder in "Hello, Dolly!"
Burns died of a heart attack on stage of the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia during the second act of "70, Girls, 70" on March 12, 1971 The last two sounds he heard were laughs and applause.
Received two Tony Awards as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for "The Music Man" in 1958 and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" in 1963. This was followed by a posthumous Tony Award Best Actor (Musical) nomination in 1971 for "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen", an otherwise unsucessful Broadway musical adaptation of "Teahouse of the August Moon".
Round-faced, fast-talking comic actor, often seen as hero's sidekick or second-string henchman.

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