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People/Characters: George Burns

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Cagney by Cagney by James Cagney
Dangerous to Know by Renee Patrick
Ed Wynn's Son by Keenan Wynn
George Burns: All My Best Friends by George Burns
How to Live to Be 100 by George Burns
Jeannie Out of the Bottle by Barbara Eden
Just Biggins by Christopher Biggins
Make Room for Danny by Danny Thomas
Max Factor's Hollywood: Glamour, Movies, Make-Up by Fred E. Basten
Playboy Magazine ~ June 1978 (Debra Jo Fondren) by Playboy
Previews of Entertainment Through June, 1952 by Gilbert Seldes
Say Good Night, Gracie! The Story of Burns & Allen by Cheryl Blythe
There's no business like show business-- was by Alan Young
This Is Your Captain Speaking: My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith, and Life by Gavin MacLeod

Character description

George Burns (born Nathan Birnbaum; January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996) was an American comedian, actor, singer, and writer. He was 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.

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Burns was 79, he had 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, who became a centenarian in 1996, continued to work until just weeks before his death of cardiac arrest at his home in Beverly Hills.

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