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Say “Happy New Year,” Gracie

April 14, 2009

Check out this post from another blog about Burns and Allen:

When I was starting out in show business the thing I want most for New Year’s Eve was a booking. If you were booked on New Year’s Eve, it meant you were doing O.K.

…The parties I remember most took place at Jack and Mary Benny’s home in Palm Springs. Many of the greatest performers in show business would be there and, during the night, almost all of them would get up and perform for the rest of our crowd. They had to – it was New Year’s Eve and they wanted to be booked.

Eventually a voice was heard above all the rest suggesting, “Let George Burns sing a few songs.”

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One comment

  1. I was only 15 when they were on TV in the 50s. I now watch the reruns and love their show. I would of loved to have meet Gracie Allen. she was suppose to be a real nice person in real life. Unfortonately I was to young to see her and George Burns great talent. I was in my teenage years George Burns and Gracie Allen had 2 great children. they didn’t have the problems children of movie
    movie Stars do today. George Burns, Gracie Allen, and Jack Benny were some of the greatest comedians that ever lived.



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