Gracie: a love story

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Oct 1, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 319 pages
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For years, George Burns has been America's favorite funny man. Now, the dry-humored comedian with the ever-present cigar tells the moving, often hilarious story of his partnership--both on-screen and off--with his lifelong love, Gracie Allen.

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User Review  - lamour - LibraryThing

The subtitle is a love story suggesting it is a biography of Gracie. However, it is an autobiography of George as well. It seems half the text is made up of George's jokes from their vaudeville days ... Read full review

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User Review  - annmariestover - LibraryThing

George Burns is old and sweet and loved his wife. I mean, he was old and sweet and loved his wife. Well-written. I finished this book in a day. Read full review

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About the author (1989)

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.

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