George Burns biography
George Burns was born on January 20, 1896 in New York City. He got his show business start at age 7, singing for pennies in a candy shop. While working the vaudeville circuit, Burns met Gracie Allen and the pair formed a successful comic duo, marrying in 1926. The Burns and Allen partnership continued on radio, television and film until Allen's death in 1964. Forced to redefine himself as a solo act, Burns continued to perform well into his 90s. He died in 1996 at age 100.