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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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Known For

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
(1950-1958)
Oh, God!
Oh, God! God
(1977)
The Sunshine Boys
(1975)
Oh, God! Book II
(1980)

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Other Works:

TV commercial: Pollenex Pure Air 99 filter 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 age] I get a standing ovation just standing. See more »

Trivia:

Took the name "Burns" from the Burns Brothers Coal Company, whose trucks he'd stolen lumps from growing up, to help heat the family home. "George" was a sobriquet his brother occasionally used. See more »

Trademark:

His ever present cigar See more »

Nickname:

Nattie

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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