The George Burns One-Man Show (1977)

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George Burns fakes a cough as a ruse to get other celebrities to perform at his one-man-show.


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Credited cast:
Daryl Dragon ...
The Captain
Toni Tennille ...
Toni Tennille
Gladys Knight
William Guest ...
The Pips
Merald Knight ...
The Pips
Edward Patten ...
The Pips
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louisa Tennille ...
Melissa Tennille ...


George Burns has gathered many of his entertainer friends to watch him perform a one-man show. They become concerned for his health in doing a show all by himself. He says he is fine, but he starts acting like he is sick and tricks his fellow entertainers into performing in his show. Written by Michael Johns (in attendance at the filming)

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23 November 1977 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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John Denver only made a cameo appearance on the George Burns One-Man Show and sang just a single note. See more »


Gladys Knight: George, I don't like that cough. If you don't rest your vocal cords, you might never sing again!
George Burns: Gladys, I don't sing with my vocal cords.
Gladys Knight: Well, whatever it is you sing with, you better rest it.
George Burns: You mean you want me to sit on it?
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References The Bionic Woman (1976) See more »


I Ain't Got Nobody
Written by Roger Graham and Spencer Williams
Performed by George Burns and Ann-Margret
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