George Burns


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George Burns (January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996), born Naftaly Birnbaum, was an American comedian, actor, and writer.

He was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned vaudeville, film, radio, and television. His arched eyebrow and cigar smoke punctuation became familiar trademarks for over three quarters of a century. Beginning at the age of 79, Burns' career was ... more »

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  • ''If it's a good script I'll do it. And if it's a bad script, and they pay me enough, I'll do it.''
    George Burns (b. 1896), U.S. comedian. International Herald Tribune (Paris, November 9, 1988).
  • ''Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.''
    George Burns (b. 1896), U.S. comedian. Life (New York, December 1979).
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