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George Burns (I) (1896–1996)


George Burns was born on January 20, 1896 in New York City, New York, USA as Nathan Birnbaum. He was an actor and producer, known for The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950), Oh, God! (1977) and The Sunshine Boys (1975). He was married to Gracie Allen and Hannah Siegal. He died on March 9, 1996 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1982 Two of a Kind (TV Movie)
Ross 'Boppy' Minor
 1979 Going in Style
Joe
 1978 Alice (TV Series)
George Burns
 1977 Oh, God!
God
 1977 The Muppet Show (TV Series)
George Burns
- George Burns (1977) ... George Burns
 1975 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Sam Packer
- The Adventure of Veronica's Veils (1975) ... Sam Packer
 1968 That's Life (TV Series)
Cupid
- How We Met (1968) ... Cupid
 1967 All About People (Short)
Narrator
 1956 The Solid Gold Cadillac
Narrator (voice)
 1952 Stars in the Eye (TV Movie)
George Burns
 1939 Honolulu
Joe Duffy
 1936 The Big Broadcast of 1937
Mr. Platt
 1935 Love in Bloom
George
 1934 We're Not Dressing
George
 1934 Six of a Kind
George Edward
 1933 College Humor
George
 1933 Walking the Baby (Short)
George (as Burns)
 1933 Let's Dance (Short)
George, a Sailor (as Burns)
 1932 Your Hat (Short)
Hat Salesman (as Burns)
 1932 The Big Broadcast
George
 1932 The Babbling Book (Short)
George (as Burns)
 1931 Oh, My Operation (Short)
The New Patient (as Burns)
 1931 100% Service (Short)
George (as Burns)
 1931 Once Over, Light (Short)
Barbershop Customer (as Burns)
 1931 The Antique Shop (Short)
Customer (as Burns)
 1931 Pulling a Bone (Short)
Man with bone
 1930 Fit to Be Tied (Short)
A Tie Customer (as Burns)
 1929 Lambchops (Short)
George the Boyfriend (as Burns)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Song: Recorded "Ain't Misbehavin'", which would become his theme song later in his career. See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 1 Article | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

George N. Burns | Burns

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I've been a straight man for so many years that from force of habit I repeat everything. I went out fishing with a fellow the other day and he fell overboard. He yelled, "Help! Help! Help!" so I said, "Help? Help? Help?" And while I was waiting for him to get his laugh, he drowned. See more »

Trivia:

The whales in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) were named George and Gracie after Burns and his wife, Gracie Allen. See more »

Trademark:

Played the straight man to his wife, Gracie Allen. After her death and his retirement period, he created a new image as an remarkably active amiable old comedian. See more »

Nickname:

Nattie

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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