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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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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:

Yale men do not like to be told anything by people who didn't go to Yale. The closest I came to Yale was once I had one of their padlocks. See more »

Trivia:

In the beginning of their partnership, Gracie Allen played the straight character and Burns had the funny lines. When he realized Gracie got more laughs, he switched their roles. See more »

Trademark:

His ever present cigar See more »

Nickname:

Nattie

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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