Gracie: a love story

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Putnam's, Nov 1, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 319 pages
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Her name was Gracie Allen, but she was on a first-name basis with America. There was only one Gracie, and Gracie: A Love Letter is the story of her life, as told by the only person who could, George Burns. Brings to life the charming woman who was smart enough to become the dumbest woman in show business history. 16 pages of photos.

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This is a sweet memoir about George Burn's and Gracie Allen's life together, from their very early years, through vaudeville and onward. The memoir is full of George Burn's self-deprecating humour and one-liners and also full of his love for Gracie. Enjoyable read. Read full review

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Show business became big business in the 20th century. Vaudeville had its stars, but radio made them even bigger stars. Then along came television that created even bigger stars. George Burns and ... Read full review

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Section 1
7
Section 2
64
Section 3
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About the author (1988)

Born Nathan Birnbaum in New York City in 1896, George Burns began his career in vaudeville at an early age. In 1925 he met Gracie Allen, who became his wife and comedy partner on stage, in radio, film and television. After the classic "Burns and Allen" television series ended in 1957, he began his solo career. In 1975 he won an Oscar for his role in the film "The Sunshine Boys, ' and in 1977 he starred in "Oh, God" with John Denver. Best known for comedic performances, George Burns is also the author of "How to Live to Be 100 or More," "Dear George," "Living It Up," "The Third Time Around," "Dr. Burns' Prescription for Happiness" and "I Love Her, That's Why." He lives in Beverly Hills, California.