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||March 9, 1996
||January 20, 1896
||Cause of Death:
||New York City, New York, USA
RATE AND COMMENT
"Burns and Allen" show premiered on TV
Began performing as solo comedian after Gracie Allen retired
Feature film debut, "The Big Broadcast"
Portrayed the Almighty in "Oh, God"; reprised role in two sequels
Appeared with Allen in 10-minute short film "Lamb Chops", the first of over a dozen shorts for Paramount
Returned to screen in "The Sunshine Boys"; won Oscar as Best Supporting Actor
Teamed with Gracie Allen; performed on Keith and Orpheum vaudeville circuits
"Burns and Allen" show first premiered on radio
Final film, "Radioland Murders"
Formed a group of children singers called the Peewee Quartet at age eight
Last film before 35-year break from screen, "Honolulu"
Worked as a trick roller-skater, a dance teacher and vaudeville performer from age 14