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George Burns Fast Facts:
Ninth of 12 children.
His father, a part-time cantor, died when George was 7.
Left school in the fourth grade to go into show business.
Met Gracie Allen in 1923 and began performing with her.
Originally played the comedian to Gracie's "straight man," but changed the routine around once it was clear Gracie was getting the bigger laughs.
The duo starred in a weekly radio show from 1932 until '50, then starred in TV's
The Burns and Allen Show
from 1950 until '58, when she retired.
Immersed himself in work after Gracie died in 1964.
He was 80 when he won a supporting-actor Oscar for
The Sunshine Boys
Inducted into the TV Academy Hall of Fame in 1988; was a Kennedy Center honoree that same year.
George Burns Relationships:
Hannah Siegel - Ex-wife
Gracie Allen - Wife (deceased)
Ronald Jon Burns - Son
Sandra Jean Luckman - Daughter
George Burns Awards:
1978 Emmy: Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music - Nominee
1984 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
1990 Grammy: Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording - Winner
1990 Emmy: Outstanding Performance in Informational Programming - Winner
1975 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
1994 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award - Winner
1976 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
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