Allen, Gracie, 1902-1964

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Gracie Allen (b. July 26, 1895, San Francisco, CA–d. August 27, 1964, Los Angeles, CA) was an American vaudevillian and comedienne who became internationally famous as the zany partner and comic foil of husband George Burns. Depending on the source, Allen is alleged to have been born on July 26 in 1895, 1896, 1902 or 1906; all public records in San Francisco were destroyed in the fire of 1906. Allen met George Burns in 1922 during a vaudeville perforance and they began a comedy act, first performing on radio in the 1930s and then moved to TV in 1949.
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referencedIn FIBBER MCGEE AND MOLLY; GEORGE BURNS AND GRACIE ALLEN United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn "March of Time" Collection. 1934 - 1951. March of Time Documentary/Newsreel Films Relating to U.S. History, Government, Politics, Culture, and International Affairs. 1935 - 1953. March of Time, Vol. 03, No.12
creatorOf Paramount Pictures, inc. Memorandum re "Gracie Allen murder case", 1938, March 15. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn The Radio Entertainers and Announcers Collection, 1937-1945 (Bulk 1942-1943) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Eells, George. George Eells collection 1929-1991. Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn Gypsy Rose Lee papers, 1910-1970 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
referencedIn Records Relating to Radio , 1942 - 1945 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn KVI SPECIAL - AUDIO BIOGRAPHY OF RADIO (5-6 PM) United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn KVI SPECIAL-AUDIO BIOGRAPHY OF RADIO (8-9 PM) United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn James Roosevelt Papers. 1907 - 1966. Oversized Materials
referencedIn Shirley, Walter T, 1896-1963. Papers, 1946-1953. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Sound Recordings of "Guest Star" Radio Shows, 1947 - 1958 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Deems Taylor collection of broadcast recordings [sound recording], 1935-1954 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Army. 1903 - 2007. Army Hour-Mutual Network Audio Recordings. 1953 - 1954. THE ARMY HOUR
referencedIn The Railroad hour, radio program [sound recording], 1948-1954 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn BURNS & ALLEN - Gracie Allen Trailer United States. National Archives and Records Administration
KVI SPECIAL-AUDIO BIOGRAPHY OF RADIO (8-9 PM) United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection Transcription Discs, 1940-1968 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
referencedIn Allen, Gracie : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [DEC. 51]
referencedIn SUMMER THEATERS United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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associatedWith American Museum of Vaudeville corporateBody
spouseOf Burns, George, 1896-1996 person
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
associatedWith Eells, George. person
associatedWith Lee, Gypsy Rose, 1914-1970 person
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
associatedWith Paramount Pictures, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Railroad Hour Radio Program corporateBody
associatedWith Shirley, Walter T, 1896-1963. person
associatedWith Taylor, Deems, 1885-1966 person
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Hollywood CA US
San Francisco CA US
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Birth 1895-07-26

Death 1964-08-28

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