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George Burns Overview:

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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Narrator: The solid gold Cadillac. Well, we had to call it something.


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Until his death he smoked as many as ten cigars a day.

According to Phyllis Diller's autobiography "Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse", in the late 1960s Broadway producer David Merrick approached Burns with the idea of him playing Horace Vandergelder in "Hello, Dolly!" with his good friend Jack Benny in drag as Dolly Levi. The intention was to turn Broadway on its ear and revive flagging interest in the show, which had been running since 1964, originally with Carol Channing as Dolly Levi. This idea never came to fruition. (Diller did appear in the show for 3 months in 1970.).

As a child, he attended P.S. 22 and left after the fourth grade due to economic reasons.

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