Burns and Allen
|Burns & Allen 1932-1950
George Burns and Gracie Allen were performers who successfully moved their stand-up
comedy act to radio. There were, in total, over 120 episodes of the situation comedies
featuring George and Gracie as a married couple, which they were in real life. The
audiences loved Gracie, she was too dainty and ladylike for anyone to even conceive
disliking her. As George soon learnt! He was quoted as saying I learned that if I
blew a puff of cigar smoke in Gracies direction the audience would hate me!
Burns and Allen went on to TV, as did many of the greatest radio stars that had worked in vaudeville - Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Red Skelton and others. An exception is Fibber McGee and Molly, who never appeared on TV in their classic roles.
|Show||# of Shows||Cost|
|Burns and Allen||97||$7|
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