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George Burns
George Burns (L) and Billy Lorraine reunite on television on November 16, 1981, in Hollywood on George Burns? Early, Early Christmas Special on NBC. They worked together in the 1920s until Gracie Allen came along and Burns teamed up with her. (UPI Photo/Glenn Waggner/Files)

March 9, 1996(1996-03-09) (aged 100) Beverly Hills, California, United States

George Burns (January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996), born Nathan Birnbaum, was an American comedian, actor, and writer.

His career spanned vaudeville, film, radio, and television, with and without his wife, Gracie Allen. His arched eyebrow and cigar smoke punctuation became familiar trademarks for over three quarters of a century. Beginning at the age of 79, Burns' career was resurrected as an amiable, beloved and unusually active old comedian, continuing to work until shortly before his death, in 1996, at the age of 100.

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