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Also Known As: Died: March 9, 1996
Born: January 20, 1896 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Burns recorded three country and western albums

When he underwent triple bypass surgery in 1974 at age 78, it was reported he was oldest person ever to have that operation

Inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1988

The week before his 95th birthday Burns quipped, "I never felt better, never looked better, never made love better--and never lied better." --From New York Post. January 17, 1991.

Concerning his monthly visit to Gracie Allen's grave at Forest Lawn cemetery in Los Angeles he said, "I talk to her. Sometimes I tell her a joke, but Gracie doesn't laugh. She's heard all my jokes." --From New York Post, January 17, 1991.

"I did 15 or 20 acts before I met Gracie, and they were all flops. I worked with a dog, a seal, anything that would work with me. The act was so bad the seal used to throw the fish back." --George Burns describing his early vaudeville career to New York Post, January 17, 1991.

Burns serves as one of several Proctors (along with Billy Crystal and Buddy Hackett) for the Friars Club

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