George Burns

Actor · Writer · Producer
IVA Star Rating : 69
George Burns was an American comedian, actor, singer, and writer. He was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned vaudeville, radio, film and television. His arched eyebrow and cigar-smoke punctuation became familiar trademarks for over three-quarters of a century. He and his wife, Gracie Allen, appeared on radio, television,... read more

George Burns was an American comedian, actor, singer, and writer. He was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned vaudeville, radio, film and television. His arched eyebrow and cigar-smoke punctuation became familiar trademarks for over three-quarters of a century. He and his wife, Gracie Allen, appeared on radio, television, and film as the comedy duo Burns and Allen.

Birth Name

Nathan Birnbaum


Monday, 20 January 1896


Saturday, 09 March 1996

Actor Filmography

Actor Filmography

The Very Very Best of the 70s (archive footage) 2019
The Polka King Self 2018
The History of Comedy Self 2017
Original Sin: Sex Self 2016
Collision Course Self 2016
Super Duper Alice Cooper Self 2014
Carson on TCM Self 2013
Carol Channing: Larger Than Life Self 2012
Gloria: In Her Own Words Self 2011
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work Self 2010
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America Self 2009
Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices Self - Comedian 2008
The 80th Annual Academy Awards Self 2008
Pioneers of Television Self - Burns and Allen Show, Self 2008
100 Greatest Stand-Ups Self 2007
The Dawn of Sound: How Movies Learned to Talk George the Boyfriend 2007
Hollywood Couples Self 2006
Hit Celebrity TV Commercials Self - for Carnation Instant Non Fat Dry Milk 2004
Bobby Darin: The Darin Invasion Self 2003
Cher: The Farewell Tour Self 2003
Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Self / Self (archive footage) 2002
Hollywood Remembers (archive footage) 2000
Television: The First Fifty Years Self - Interviewee 1999
The 68th Annual Academy Awards Self - Memorial Tribute 1996
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies Self 1995
Radioland Murders Milt Lackey 1994
The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame Self - Inductee 1993
Phenom George Burns 1993
The Golden Palace George Burns 1992
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards Self - Film Sequence on Favorite Films 1991
The Pat Sajak Show Self 1989
George Burns - His Wit and Wisdom George Burns 1989
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Self - Honoree 1988
Murphy Brown Self / opening credits 1988
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards Self - Winner 1988
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC Self 1988
18 Again! David Watson / Jack Watson 1988
The Wonder Years Self 1988
NBC Investigates Bob Hope Self 1987
Biography Self 1987
American Masters Self 1986
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years Self / Self (archive footage) 1986
George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special George Burns 1986
George Burns Comedy Week George Burns 1985
Night of 100 Stars II Self 1985
Oh, God! You Devil Harry O. Tophet / God 1984
The Stars Salute the U.S. Olympic Team Self - Performer 1984
Happy Birthday, Bob! Self 1983
George Burns and Other Sex Symbols George Burns 1982
Two of a Kind Ross Minor / Ross 'Boppy' Minor 1982
Night of 100 Stars Self 1982
Fame George Burns 1982
George Burns in Concert George Burns / Himself 1982
John Denver with His Special Guest George Burns: Two of a Kind Self 1981
Oh, God! Book II God 1980
Solid Gold Self 1980
Ann-Margret: Hollywood Movie Girls Self / Himself 1980
Going in Style Joe / Joe Harris 1979
Just You and Me, Kid Bill 1979
The 51st Annual Academy Awards Self - Presenter 1979
Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy George Burns / Himself 1978
Movie Movie Self - Introductory Segments 1978
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Mr. Kite 1978
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: George Burns Self 1978
CBS: On the Air Self 1978
The Goldie Hawn Special Self / Himself 1978
The George Burns One-Man Show George Burns 1977
Oh, God! God 1977
The Barbara Walters Summer Special Self 1976
The George Burns Special George Burns 1976
The Captain and Tennille Self 1976
The Muppet Show Self - Special Guest Star 1976
Alice George Burns 1976
The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Self - Performer 1976
The 48th Annual Academy Awards Self 1976
Donny and Marie Self 1975
The Sunshine Boys Al Lewis 1975
Ellery Queen Sam Packer 1975
Cher Self 1975
The Smothers Brothers Show Self - Cameo 1975
Dinah! Self 1974
Music Country U.S.A. Self 1974
The Midnight Special Himself 1972
Dean Martin Presents: The Bobby Darin Amusement Co. Self 1972
The Ken Berry 'Wow' Show Self 1972
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour George Burns 1971
Jack Benny's 20th Anniversary TV Special Talking Telegram 1970
Swing Out, Sweet Land Self 1970
The David Frost Show Self 1969
Della Self 1969
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters Self 1969
This Is Tom Jones Self 1969
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Self 1969
That's Life Cupid 1968
Here's Lucy George Burns 1968
The Steve Allen Show Self 1968
The Movie Orgy Self (archive footage) 1968
The Joey Bishop Show Self 1967
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Self 1967
The Jackie Gleason Show Himself 1966
An Evening with Carol Channing Self 1966
The Dean Martin Show Himself, Self 1965
Wendy and Me George Burns 1964
The Hollywood Palace Self - Host, Self, Self - Singer 1964
Hollywood and the Stars Self 1963
The Danny Kaye Show Self 1963
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest, Himself 1962
The Lucy Show George Burns 1962
The Jack Paar Program Self 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Comedian 1961
The DuPont Show of the Week Self - Narrator 1961
Sing Along with Mitch Self 1961
Mister Ed George Burns, Mister Ed's impression of George Burns 1961
Keyhole Self 1961
Here's Hollywood Self 1960
Startime Self 1959
Sunday Showcase Self 1959
The Music Shop Self 1959
The George Burns Show George Burns 1958
The Kraft Music Hall Self - Host, Self 1958
The Garry Moore Show Self 1958
The Eddie Fisher Show Self 1957
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself, Himself - on film 1957
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Self 1956
The Solid Gold Cadillac Narrator (voice) / Narrator 1956
The Bob Cummings Show George Burns 1955
The Magical World of Disney Himself 1954
Climax! Self 1954
Shower of Stars Self 1954
General Electric Theater Eddie Martin 1953
American Bandstand Himself 1952
The Bob Hope Show Self 1950
This Is Your Life Self 1950
The Jack Benny Program George Burns, Self, George Burns / Devil 1950
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show George Burns 1950
What's My Line? Himself - Mystery Guest 1950
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Himself 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Self, Himself - Comedian 1948
Honolulu Joe Duffy 1939
College Swing George Jonas 1938
A Damsel in Distress George 1937
College Holiday George Hymen 1936
The Big Broadcast of 1937 Mr. Platt 1936
The Big Broadcast of 1936 George Burns / George 1935
Here Comes Cookie George Burns / George 1935
Love in Bloom George 1935
Many Happy Returns George Burns 1934
We're Not Dressing George / George Martin 1934
Six of a Kind George Edward 1934
College Humor George Burns / George 1933
International House Dr. Burns / Doctor Burns 1933
Walking the Baby George 1933
Let's Dance George / George, a Sailor 1933
Your Hat Hat Salesman 1932
The Big Broadcast George / George (as Burns and Allen) 1932
Hollywood on Parade No. A-2 Self 1932
The Babbling Book George 1932
Oh, My Operation The New Patient 1931
100% Service George 1931
Once Over, Light Barbershop Customer 1931
The Antique Shop Customer 1931
Pulling a Bone Man with Bone 1931
Fit to Be Tied A Tie Customer 1930
Lambchops 1929

Producer Filmography

1990 Emmy Outstanding Performance in Informational Programming Won
1978 Emmy Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music Nominated
1976 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Won
1976 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Won
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