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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
 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
 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)
Show Show Producer (8 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (23 credits)
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Show Show Self (172 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Living It Up, or They Still Love Me in Altoona" (Putnam) 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:

[on how his act with Gracie Allen got started in vaudeville] Gracie was supposed to be the straight woman. The first night we had 40 people out front and they didn't laugh at one of my jokes, but every time Gracie asked me a question they fell out of their seats. So I made her the comic and the act was a hit from that moment on. That was the beginning of Burns and Allen. See more »

Trivia:

Was a struggling vaudevillian in his early youth, often appearing as a trick roller skater and in ballroom dance acts. Some of his acts were pretty bad and work was hard to come by, so he was forced to frequently change his stage name, appearing variously as Willy Delight, Captain Betts and Buddy Links. See more »

Trademark:

Wearing glasses in his later years. See more »

Nickname:

Nattie

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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