Gracie Allen

Gracie AllenGracie Allen was an American comedienne. She was married to actor George Burns and together they were famous as a wonderful comedy couple. She was born in San Francisco, California. She was a performer right from the beginning. She started performing at the age of three. She started working in the vaudeville acts. Allen met George Burns and they started working together. Their acts were usually used as filler. Burns and Allen got married in Ohio. This wedding brought good luck for them and they signed a five year contract. They started working in movies and radio as well. The Big Broadcast of 1932 was their first full length feature film. In 1937, the couple worked with Fred Astaire in A Damsel in Distress, a musical. This musical is known for the song "A Foggy Day".
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Born: July 26, 1895, San Francisco, California, United States
Died: August 27, 1964, Los Angeles, California, United States
Spouse: George Burns (m. 1926–1964)
Children: Ronnie Burns, Sandra Burns
Occupation:  Actress, comedienne, vaudevillian
Nationality: American

When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half.

This used to be a government of checks and balances. Now it's all checks and no balances.

When my mother had to get dinner for 8 she'd just make enough for 16 and only serve half.

Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.

Brains, integrity, and force may be all very well, but what you need today is Charm. Go ahead and work on your economic programs if you want to, I'll develop my radio personality.

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