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Actor, David Burns, was born on Jun 22, 1901 in New York City, NY. Burns died at the age of 69 on Mar 12, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania .

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Simon Templar: Tell me, what part of the states are you from? Sing Sing?
Dugan - Templar's Valet: Nah, San Quentin.


Cab driver: [Discussing suicide] Yeah, that's a crime, ain't it, knockin' yourself off? They could throw ya in jail, couldn't they?


Cab driver: [about the jumper] Yeah, if I had my M-2, I could knock him off from here - clean!


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Received two Tony Awards as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for "The Music Man" in 1958 and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" in 1963. This was followed by a posthumous Tony Award Best Actor (Musical) nomination in 1971 for "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen", an otherwise unsucessful Broadway musical adaptation of "Teahouse of the August Moon".

A popular star of Broadway musicals, who only made occasional film appearances, he was the original Senex in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and Horace Vandergelder in "Hello, Dolly!"

Collapsed of a heart attack just after coming offstage during the pre-Broadway tryouts of "70 Girls 70", dying in hospital early the next morning.

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