Burns(bûrnz), George Originally Nathan Birnbaum. 1896-1996.
American comedian and actor. From 1922 to 1958 he and Gracie Allen were a popular husband-and-wife comedy team. After her death he appeared in both comic and dramatic roles, winning an Academy Award for The Sunshine Boys (1975).
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