Posts Tagged ‘Celebs’

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They DID Know Jack

January 5, 2011

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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.

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The Other Rat Pack

December 30, 2010

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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]

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Cary Grant

December 15, 2010

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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.

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George’s Personality

November 19, 2009

George: Carol, you’re a delight to work with because you are a great artist.

Carol Channing: Thank you, George.   And it’s a thrill to work with you because you’ve always been my idol.   I’ve watched you work for years, and you’ve really got it.

George: I’ve got it?

Carol: Oh, yes.

George: I hope that’s a compliment.

Carol: Oh, it is. You know, to be a star some people have to be great singers, or great dancers, or great comedians, or great actors, but you made it without any of that.

George: But I got it.

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George and Carol

November 11, 2009
Following Gracie’s retirement George tried going on without her.  A number of people played with George in place of Gracie including the world renouned Carol Channing.  What follows is a routine that they did together.  You may recognize many of the old jokes that actually came directly from the old Burns & Allen routines.

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Carol and George enter from opposite sides and meet center stage.

George: Ladies and gentlemen, Carol is now going to say hello to everybody.

Carol: Hello, everybody.

George: Let’s see, how should we start?

Carol: I always like to start with a joke.

George: I think Carol’s got a good idea there.

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2-Two

August 9, 2009

Gracie: Spell the word “to.”

Mickey Rooney: T-O, t-o-o, or t-w-o.

Gracie: Oh, no. You don’t get three chances.

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Fields and Seeley

August 4, 2009

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Gracie with her close friends and great vaudeville stars Benny Fields and Blossom Seeley at the Stork Club

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