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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 14 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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)

Filmography

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 1982 Two of a Kind (TV Movie)
Ross 'Boppy' Minor
 1978 Alice (TV Series)
George Burns
 1977 Oh, God!
God
 1968 That's Life (TV Series)
Cupid
- How We Met (1968) ... Cupid
 1956 The Solid Gold Cadillac
Narrator (voice)
 1939 Honolulu
Joe Duffy
 1936 The Big Broadcast of 1937
Mr. Platt
 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 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:

Book: "Dr. Burns' Prescription for Happiness" 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:

In the early 1940s, during the height of their popularity, Burns had a brief extramarital affair. He apologized to Gracie Allen by giving her a new coffee table, and nothing more was said about it. However, years later, when Gracie was serving coffee to a friend in their living room, George overheard her say, "You know, I wish George would have another affair. I really need a new coffee table". See more »

Trademark:

His ever present cigar See more »

Nickname:

Nattie

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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