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Allen, Gracie:see Burns, GeorgeBurns, George,
1896–1996, b. New York City as Nathan Birnbaum, and his wife Gracie Allen, 1906–64, b. San Francisco, American comedy team (1923–58).
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(1906–1964) American comedienne who projected a scatterbrained image. [Radio, TV, Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 14]
(1902–1964) actress who played scatterbrained wife of George Burns. [TV: “The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show” in Terrace, I, 303–304]
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