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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 1982 Two of a Kind (TV Movie)
Ross 'Boppy' Minor
 1978 Alice (TV Series)
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 1977 The Muppet Show (TV Series)
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 1968 That's Life (TV Series)
Cupid
- How We Met (1968) ... Cupid
 1952 Stars in the Eye (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

(1960s) TV commercials: Tiparillo Cigars 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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Personal Quote:

[on his act with Gracie Allen]: The only rule we followed was that we would only use jokes that were funny. If people wanted jokes that weren't funny they could listen to our competitors. See more »

Trivia:

Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 78-80. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387 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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