Who is George Burns

George Burns (born Nathan Birnbaum; January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996) was an American comedian, actor, writer, and singer, and one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned vaudeville, radio, film and television. His arched eyebrow and cigar-smoke punctuation became familiar trademarks for over three-quarters of a century. He and his wife Gracie Allen appeared on radio, television and film as the comedy duo Burns and Allen.

At the age of 79, Burns experienced a sudden career revival as an amiable, beloved and unusually active comedy elder statesman in the 1975 film The Sunshine Boys, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Burns was only a Tony Award shy of being one of the few EGOT award recipients in the American entertainment industry, w...
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Gregbellmedia: life of riley- chivalry is dead 03/31/50 duffy's tavern- cultural singing contest 11/09/51 jack carson show- guest: burns & allen 01/15/47 burns & allen show- king george 01/26/43
Ellechorongap: "love is a lot like a backache, it doesn't show up on x-rays, but you know it's there." — george burns
Tweetz789: i honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.- george burns
Shahriyarmaj: don’t stay in bed unless you can make money in bed. -george burns
Gingerhoop: happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another
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The Convalescent Gripster
 by Eugene Field

The gods let slip that fiendish grip
Upon me last week Sunday-
No fiercer storm than racked my form
E'er swept the Bay of Fundy;
But now, good-by
To drugs, say I-
Good-by to gnawing sorrow;
I am up to-day,
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