The George Burns Story, A Century of Laughter

1 h 34 min19977+
George Burns was with us for 100 years, continually making us laugh. See rare footage as George himself tells us about his life. Learn the real story of his teaming & marriage to Gracie Allen. See Burns & Allen in rare footage from vaudeville, movies & TV. Later, follow George's renewed career as a solo act doing stand-up & his celebrated performances in The Sunshine Boys & popular "Oh God" films.
Sandy Oliveri
George BurnsGracie AllenJack Benny
ComedyArts, Entertainment, and CultureDocumentary
English [CC]
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Bob HopeWayne NewtonBing CrosbyWalter MatthauEddie CantorDean MartinJerry LewisBobby DarinBetty GrablePolly BergenGeorge JesselRich LittleEdward G RobinsonArsenio HallPreston Trombly (Narrator)
Sandy Olivery & Paul Harris
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4.7 out of 5 stars

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Khristine JacksonReviewed in the United States on October 25, 2020
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... Oh ..Dear GOD ... We miss you ...George
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Well George Burns has been in my life since I was a teenager .. there is something about his generation of entertainer's that made them special. They didn't have to use "Profanity or Nudity" in their material to make people laugh. Second by the time that he came on my radar ..he was a very old gentleman ... It is sad that his wife Gracie died so young back in the 1960's from a Heart attack. His adopted son passed away in 2007 and his adopted daughter Sandra Burns died in 2018. He had a way with his material ..that kept his fan base .... VERY,,very strong ! For a man that was born in 1896 of the Jewish faith and died in 1996. His legacy and memory by passed many of his competitor's of his day. His movies ..are a must see from the 1970's-1980's.. His joke's ..were never stale ...Even though his signature was the "Cigar's" he would have in his hand until he died . Here's a favorite line of his .." Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed".. Lol... Mr. Burns was one of the greatest entertainer's ... So sit back and take note's kids..! There was Instagram,You-Tube,Twitter,Blogs...just Good old fashioned ...Hard work and dedication ...Is what it takes to stay strong in the business...
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KittyReviewed in the United States on April 7, 2019
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George Burns
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I do remember about George Burns when he was alive. I saw 2 of 3 parts of God, his movie, when I was a girl. He was so funny. His wife, Gracie, was beautiful. I'll never forget about George Burns.
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william culottaReviewed in the United States on October 23, 2019
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Made me feel Good!
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I started young with everything entertainment, and at 75's front still appreciate much of his dry sense of humor. I am glad about the mention of his business sense. Sadly, I felt the Oh God thing made me feel strange and sad. But even at that time everything else he did was crafty! BCUL
AB PghReviewed in the United States on January 31, 2021
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George and Gracie Fans, this is a treat!
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While I knew some of their history and saw a lot of the clips/pictures, this was still revealing with even more information and clips. Love George and Gracie, together and separately! I watch their show every day!
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J. R.Reviewed in the United States on November 25, 2019
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Enjoyed this program
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ramona caldwellReviewed in the United States on July 28, 2019
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Wonderful. Walk back to my childhood and the laughter of clean comedy.
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