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George Burns Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Death, Children

George Burns Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 65 kg
Date of Birth January 20, 1896
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Date of Death March 9, 1996

George Burns was an American comedian, actor, writer, television host, singer, producer, and voice artist who established himself as one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned vaudeville, radio, film, and television. Alongside his wife Gracie Allen, he worked on radio, television, and film as the comedy duo named Burns and Allen. Moreover, George Burns’ film credits included The Big BroadcastCollege Humor, Many Happy Returns, Six of a KindInternational House, Love in Bloom, We’re Not Dressing, A Damsel in Distress, College Swing, The Solid Gold Cadillac, Honolulu, The Sunshine Boys, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band18 Again!, A Century of CinemaGoing in StyleTwo of a Kind, and Radioland Murders.

Born Name

Nathan Birnbaum

Other Names

George Burns, Nattie, Nate, Smiling Frankie Davis, Willy Delight, Buddy Links, Captain Betts

George Burns as seen in 1961
George Burns as seen in 1961 (NBC/photographer-Elmer W. Holloway / eBay / Public Domain)

Age

He was born on January 20, 1896.

Died

On March 9, 1996, George Burns died after suffering a cardiac arrest at the age of 100 in Beverly Hills, California, United States.

Resting Place

Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, United States

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

New York City, New York, United States

Residence

He resided in Beverly Hills, California, United States.

Nationality

American

 

Education

He attended P.S. 22 but left after the 4th grade due to financial reasons.

Occupation

Comedian, Actor, Writer, Television Host, Singer, Producer, Voice Artist

Family

  • Father – Eliezer Birnbaum (1855-1903) (known as Louis or Lippa) (A substitute cantor at the local synagogue who also worked as a coat presser)
  • Mother – Hadassah “Dorah” (née Bluth) (1857-1927)
  • Siblings – Izzy “George” Birnbaum (Brother), William Burns (1902-1966) (Younger Brother). George Burns had 9 more siblings.
  • Others – David Birnbaum (Paternal Grandfather), Isadore Bluth (Maternal Grandfather), Gertrude Rosenblum (Maternal Grandmother), Brent Burns (Grandson), Brad Burns (Grandson), Bryan Burns (Grandson)

Genre

Soundtrack

Instruments

Vocals

Net Worth

According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth was $20 Million at the time of his death.

Build

Slim

George Burns and Gracie Allen in a publicity photo in 1955
George Burns and Gracie Allen in a publicity photo in 1955 (CBS Television / eBay / Public Domain)

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

65 kg or 143.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

George Burns had dated –

  1. Hannah Siegel – His first wife was one of his dance partners named Hannah Siegel (stage name Hermosa Jose). They married only because Siegel’s family would not permit her to tour with Burns unless they were married. The marriage lasted 26 weeks and they divorced at the end of the tour.
  2. Gracie Allen (1926-1964) – On January 7, 1926, he got married to vaudevillian, singer, actor, and comedian Gracie Allen onstage at the Palace Theatre in Cleveland by a justice of the peace. After they discovered that they could not conceive on their own, the duo adopted 2 children – daughter Sandra Burns (July 28, 1934 – January 19, 2018) and son Ronald Jon Burns (July 9, 1935 – November 14, 2007). Gracie and George Burns remained together until her death in 1964.
  3. Lita Baron (1972-1974) – George Burns reportedly started going out with Spanish actor and singer Lita Baron in January 1972 but they parted ways in November 1974.

Race / Ethnicity

White

George Burns was of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

Hair Color

Gray

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Deep, scratchy voice
  • Arched eyebrow
  • Wore glasses in his later years
  • His ever-present cigar

Brand Endorsements

George Burns was cast in TV commercials for –

  • Carnation evaporated milk (1950)
  • FAB laundry detergent (1950s)
  • Tiparillo Cigars (1960s)
  • El Productio cigars (1966)
  • Schlitz Light Beer (1979)
  • Amoco gasoline (1980s)
  • Ray-O-Vac batteries (1981)
  • Pollenex Pure Air 99 filter (1982)
  • Brentwood Savings Bank (IRA Accounts) (March 1982)
  • World Airways Airlines (1985)
  • MCI Friends & Family (1991)
  • Little Caesar’s Pizza (1993)

Religion

Judaism

George Burns as seen in 1986
George Burns as seen in 1986 (Allan Warren / Wikimedia / allanwarren.com / CC BY-SA 3.0)

George Burns Facts

  1. His parents were Jewish immigrants who had come to the United States from Ropczyce, Galicia.
  2. George Burns was a member of the First Roumanian-American Congregation.
  3. During World War I, he was drafted into the United States Army when the United States entered the war in 1917.
  4. He was awarded 3 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – a motion pictures star at 1639 Vine Street, a television star at 6510 Hollywood Boulevard, and a live performance star at 6672 Hollywood Boulevard.
  5. George Burns was friends with entertainer Jack Benny.

Featured Image by NBC/photographer-Elmer W. Holloway / eBay / Public Domain

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