Vaudeville and so much more, George Burns born 1896 January 20th

The best comedy straight man of his time, who starred in vaudeville, radio, theatre, and movies, George Burns was born on this date in 1896.

George teamed up with his wife Gracie to form the comedy duo of “Burns And Allen.” They began the act with George doing the jokes and Gracie doing the straight lines. However, they quickly found that audiences laughed more at her straight lines than the did at his jokes. So, it did not take long for them to trade roles. George credited Gracie for her wonderful teaming with her lines as the key to their success. Together they brought alot of laughs to a lot of people.

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