Allen, Gracie

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Allen, Gracie:

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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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Allen, Gracie

(1906–1964) American comedienne who projected a scatterbrained image. [Radio, TV, Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 14]

Allen, Gracie

(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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I wore a gown [to the Gracie Allen Awards ceremony] that had a slit up the front.
He includes an especially revealing detail in a passage describing Harry's middle class home life: "That night I was sitting in the living room smoking a cigar and drinking a whiskey and water and listening to Gracie Allen on the radio" (64).
Not as smooth as a Gracie Allen retort, but it worked.
In the 1920s, he teamed up with Gracie Allen, who he called the real star of the partnership.
In a career that lasted more than 90 years, he found his greatest fame as straight man to his wife Gracie Allen.
In the 1920s, he formed a vaudeville act with partner Gracie Allen, who died in 1964.
Sophie Tucker, Milton Berle, and George Burns and Gracie Allen all moved from vaudeville to movies and finally made the transition to television, a medium which seems to be the vaudeville of the post-war generation.
Pauley is the recipient of numerous Emmy and other awards, including the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism and the Gracie Allen Award from the Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television.
And I suppose it did seem like a good idea to invite Sid Caesar and Loretta Young and George Burns and Gracie Allen as guests into the living room.
Coverage includes such stars as Lucille Ball (I Love Lucy), Gracie Allen (The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show), Ann Jeffreys (Topper), and Betty White (Life With Elizabeth).
This was contrasted by the subtle character of the shows of George and Gracie Allen, Fred Allen, and Robert Bums, the Arkansas Traveler.
The one-man show focuses on the legendary George Burns, whose beloved wife and partner was Gracie Allen.