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George Burns
George Burns

Half of the highly successful Burns-Allen comedy act for nearly 30 years, George Burns played the straight man to comedienne Gracie Allen, an unusual act at the time. The couple married in 1926 and embarked on a successful career on radio. Their act translated well to the new medium of television, and Burns starred in "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" from 1950 to 1958. When good fr…

Date of Birth: January 20, 1896
Date of Death: March 09, 1996


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"I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate." George Burns
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"Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made." George Burns
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"The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, then having the two as close together as possible." George Burns
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"When I was young I was called a rugged individualist. When I was in my fifties I was considered eccentric. Here I am doing and saying the same things I did then and I'm labeled senile." George Burns
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"Too bad all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair" George Burns
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"It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can't remember if it's the thirteenth or the fourteenth." George Burns
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"I'm very pleased to be here. Let's face it, at my age I'm very pleased to be anywhere." George Burns
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"First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down." George Burns
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"People ask me what I'd most appreciate getting for my eighty-seventh birthday. I tell them, a paternity suit." George Burns
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"Young. Old. Just words." George Burns
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"If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it." George Burns
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"The most important thing in acting is honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made." George Burns
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"People are always asking me when I’m going to retire. Why should I? I’ve got it two ways - I’m still making movies, and I’m a senior citizen, so I can see myself at half price." George Burns
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"At my age flowers scare me." George Burns
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"Be quick to learn and wise to know." George Burns
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"I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than a success at something I hate" George Burns
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"Too bad all the people who know how to run this country are busy running taxicabs or cutting hair." George Burns
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"I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than a success at something I hate" George Burns
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"Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope." George Burns
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"[Fein praised Burns as a] singer, dancer, straight man, comedian, and actor who will leave a very large void in our lives. ... to keep doing what he loved best." George Burns
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"I spent a year in that town, one Sunday." George Burns
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