Death of George Burns

January 20, 1896 - March 9, 1996
BEVERLY HILLS, California | Age 100

George Burns Dies at 100
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George Burns, the wry, cigar-smoking comic who played straight man to Gracie Allen for 35 years, then found new popularity when he won an Academy Award at age 80, died Saturday just weeks after turning 100.

Burns, whose health had been declining in recent years, died at 10 a.m. at his home, said his manager, Irving Fein. He was with his son, Ronnie Burns, a nurse and a housekeeper, Fein said.

His career lasted more than 90 years, spanning vaudeville, radio, movies,...

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