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George Burns

Born: 1896-01-20 - Died: 1996-03-09
Cause of Death:
Heart Failure

Death Summary: Burns managed to get past his 100th birthday, which is incredible in itself, but died nearly 2 months later of cardiac arrest after slowly getting weaker in previous months.

There is no question that he led a full and robust life over a century's time.

He died in his home in Beverly Hills, California, and was buried three days later with three cigars in his pocket.

It is said that Burns had actually been looking forward to death so that he could reunite with his late wife Gracie. He was interred with her.

Who was George Burns : George Burns was born Nathan Birnbaum. His greatest accomplishment is perhaps living for entire century, but he is most famous for his comedy.

He worked the stage, radio, TV, and film, and was married to star Gracie Allen until she passed away in 1964.

Aside from all of the shows that Burns was a part of, he also found time to write books. Ten of them in fact. It's amazing what one man can accomplish in a hundred years.

His books include:

-I Love Her, That's Why (1955)
- Living It Up or They Still Love Me in Altoona (1976)
- The Third Time Around (1980)
- How to Live to be 100 or More (1983)
- Dr. Burns' Prescription for Happiness (1984)
- Dear George (1986)
- Gracie, A Love Story (1988)
- All My Best Friends (1989)
- Wisdom of the 90s (1991)
- 100 Years 100 Stories (1996)

His filmography (including television) can be found here.
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15 Signatures in George Burns's guestbook

  1. Jos Baker Jr. Says:

    A person who had wit and was a true actor. I really enjoyed his performance in Sgt.Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.

  2. gale Says:

    Here’s a man who played God and lived to be 100 years old. Ironic, but incredibly true.

  3. Ron McConnell Says:

    RIP George. Sorry it took me os long to sign this. 🙂

  4. Keith (Doodles) McCormack Says:

    We miss you george. RIP

  5. Joe Fazio Says:

    For George…


    Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain…on the other side of darkness.

    Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

    I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

    Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
    in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

    Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
    I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

    Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me…
    with a smile and a sigh.

    © Joe Fazio
    jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
    Beverly Hills, California

  6. Keith Haynes SR. Says:

    Thanks for the Cookies when I visited you in Beverly Hills when I was little. You stories and snacks were everything to this child.
    You were a Grandpa I never had and a dear friend indeed.
    George made me feel special when I visited him and there was never was a kinder man to this child than he was to me and my Parents loved him as well “except when he gave me real Rum Cookies once and they smelled it on my Breath,” that was reall funny and George got a laugh from it as well.
    Love ya and miss ya.


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  8. Lisa Weiner Says:

    To George Burns,
    I watched you in the movie Oh! God Parts 1, 2, and 3. Plus I saw you in the movie Going in Style. I thought you were just great. You really made me laugh. God Bless you George Burns and your wife Gracie too. Lisa Weiner.

  9. Lisa Weiner Says:

    To George Burns,
    I saw in the movies Going in Style, Oh! God Parts 1and2 and Oh!God you devil. I thought you were a great actor and comedian too. Lisa Weiner

  10. tammy haga Says:

    you were loved and now my children love you thankyou for the laughs

  11. Tracen Says:

    That’s not just logic. That’s raelly sensible.

  12. jose manuel gonzalez Says:

    i grew up watching you movies…you played a role of GOD….i think that you are with him…bless you…

  13. David Says:

    You are missed, George. For so many years you filled people with smiles and laughter. Thank God for you. So now I guess it IS time to say… Goodnight

  14. Monkey shines Says:

    Now there was a real heeb, one of the best judens around.

  15. Lisa Weiner Says:

    To George Burns,
    I thought you were a talented actor. You just great in the movies Oh! God books 1 and 2 and Oh! God you devil, etc. You really made me laugh. Thank you for the wonderful memories of laughter. Lisa Weiner

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