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Legendary actor, George Burns, was born Nathan Birnbaum on Jan 20, 1896 in New York City, NY. Burns died at the age of 100 on Mar 9, 1996 in Beverly Hills, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

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He was honored with three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures, Television and Live Performance. George Burns's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #144 on Jan 25, 1979. In addition, Burns was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame and was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 2009. Burns was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 82-84. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

In the early 1940s, during the height of their popularity, Burns had a brief extra-marital affair. He apologized to Gracie Allen by giving her a new coffee table, and nothing more was said about it. However, years later, when Gracie was serving coffee to a friend in their living room, George overheard her say, "You know, I wish George would have another affair. I really need a new coffee table".

Interred along with his wife Gracie Allen at Forest Lawn (Glendale), Glendale, California, USA, in the Freedom Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Heritage.

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