"How to Live to be 100 - or More!"
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George N. Burns | Burns
5' 7" (1.7 m)
Did You Know?
Happiness is: A good martini, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman . . . or a bad woman, depending on how much happiness you can stand.
According to Phyllis Diller
's autobiography "Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse", in the late 1960s Broadway producer David Merrick
approached Burns with the idea of him playing Horace Vandergelder in "Hello, Dolly!" with his good friend Jack Benny
in drag as Dolly Levi. The intention was to turn Broadway on its ear and revive flagging interest in the show, which had been running since 1964, ...
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.