- Birth certificate was lost in the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. As a result, her birth year is often cited as anywhere from 1895 to 1905.
- Was in a vaudeville act with her sister Bessie in 1909; and branched out with a solo vaudeville act in 1911.
- Always wore long sleeves to hide the scar from a pot of hot tea that fell on her when she was a child.
- In 1923, while attending secretarial school in Hoboken, N.J., she met George Burns at a vaudeville theater in Union City, N.J.; called Burns "Nattie" (his real name was Nathan Birnbaum), he called her "Googie."
- In his memoir Gracie: A Love Story, George said that "Gracie was the whole act...I didn't have to be a genius to understand that there was something wrong with a comedy act when the straight lines got more laughs than the punch lines."
- Known primarily for radio and TV, Allen and Burns also appeared in several films, including an impressive turn in A Damsel in Distress (1937), Fred Astaire's first RKO musical without Ginger Rogers.
- Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame is located at 6672 Hollywood Blvd. (Burns has three.)
- Married Burns in 1926 (her first marriage; his second). They starred in a weekly radio show from 1932 until 1950; starred in TV's The Burns and Allen Show from 1950 until 1958, when she retired.
- 1958, Emmy — Best Continuing Performance (Female) in a Series by a Comedienne, Singer, Hostess, Dancer, M.C., Announcer, Narrator, Panelist, : Nominee
- 1959, Emmy — Best Actress in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- 1955, Emmy — Best Actress Starring in a Regular Series: Nominee
- 1956, Emmy — Best Comedienne: Nominee
- 1956, Emmy — Best Actress - Continuing Performance: Nominee
- 1957, Emmy — Best Continuing Performance by a Comedienne in a Series: Nominee
- Sandra Jean Luckman — Daughter
- Bessie Allen — Sister
- Pearl Allen — Sister
- Hazel Allen — Sister
- Ronald John Burns — Son
- George Burns — Husband
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