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Gracie Allen

  • Birthplace: San Francisco, California
  • Birthday: July 26
Date of passing: 
August 27, 1964

Gracie Allen was an American comedian who became internationally famous as the zany partner and comic foil of husband George Burns, her straight man.

In 1950, Burns and Allen brought their long-running radio show to television. They continued to use the formula which had kept them longtime radio stars, playing themselves, only now as television stars, still living next door to Harry and Blanche Morton. They concluded each show with a brief dialogue performance in the style of their classic vaudeville and earlier radio routines.

Allen retired from show business in 1958.

Gracie Allen was an American comedian who became internationally famous as the zany partner and comic foil of husband George Burns, her straight man.

In 1950, Burns and Allen brought their long-running radio show to television. They continued to use the formula which had kept them longtime radio stars, playing themselves, only now as television stars, still living next door to Harry and Blanche Morton. They concluded each show with a brief dialogue performance in the style of their classic vaudeville and earlier radio routines.

Allen retired from show business in 1958.

For her contributions to the television industry, Gracie Allen was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Gracie Allen was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame with her husband and partner George Burns in 1988.

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Gracie Allen

Photo credit: 
AP

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