Gracie: You can’t eat these peaches, it’s twelve o’clock!
Harry Morton: What has that got to do with it?
Gracie: It says right here: should serve from two to four.
George was great friends with Jack Benny, a fellow performer. Jack was often a guest on the Burns and Allen show, as was George on the Jack Benny Program. And not only there in person, but their special relationship would often prompt each to make jokes on their shows at the other’s expense.
Before Sinatra and his crew were heating up the stage and the screen, George had his own pack. The Pee-Wee Quartet was not something that made it big, and I think that many fans of Burns’ comedy can attest to his complete lack of singing ability. So what can we say about the other three?
[Top to bottom: George Jessel, Eddie Cantor (left), Jack Benny, and George Burns]
George: This letter feels kind of heavy. I’d better put another stamp on it.
Gracie: What for? It’ll only make it heavier.
As the years go by it is often hard to remember how different star power was back in those days. Burns and Allen made a great name for themselves, and was able to do it along with some other famous faces. Among them is romantic leading man, Carry Grant.
While Gracie was never able to have children of her own, the Burns’ decided to adopt. Rather than choosing healthy and happy children, Gracie decided to choose children who needed the most care and love. A true testimony of the heart of gold that she had as a wife and mother.