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      Gracie Allen

      Gracie Allen

      Highest Rated: 100% Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)

      Lowest Rated: 71% A Damsel in Distress (1937)

      Birthday: Jul 26, 1895

      Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

      Gracie Allen was known for more than three decades as the lovably scatterbrained better half of George Burns. Abandoned by her singer-dancer father when she was five, Gracie was by then a two-year stage veteran appearing in a dancing act with her two sisters. At eighteen, Gracie met Burns who was looking for a new comedy partner. Gracie and George teamed for a vaudeville routine with Gracie initially taking the ''straight'' role until George realized her impeccable comic timing made even straight lines funny. From then on, Gracie delivered the punch lines featuring her peculiarly dizzy sense of logic. The couple married in 1926 and in 1932 became regulars on Guy Lombardo's radio program. After Lombardo left in 1934, the couple hosted their own CBS show "The Adventures of Gracie," which in 1935 became "The Campbell's Tomato Juice Program," before having a succession of different sponsors. One of the couple's most successful gags was a year-long search for Gracie's supposedly missing brother, which took them to various other programs looking for him. In 1940, Gracie announced her run for President on the Surprise Party ticket, garnering 42,000 write-in votes. Gracie and George performed in several Paramount shorts and motion pictures including the detective drama "The Gracie Allen Murder Case" in which Gracie appeared without George. In 1948, the couple took their show to CBS and two years later began the hugely popular television program "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show," which continued until Gracie's retirement in 1958.

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      Two Girls and a Sailor
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      A Damsel in Distress




      100% 84% Two Girls and a Sailor Concerto Number (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 33% Mr. and Mrs. North Pamela "Pam" North (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 20% Honolulu Millie De Grasse (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 33% The Gracie Allen Murder Case Self - 1939
      No Score Yet 53% College Swing Gracie (Character) - 1938
      71% 67% A Damsel in Distress Gracie (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 52% The Big Broadcast of 1937 Mrs. Platt (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet 0% College Holiday Calliope "Gracie" Dove (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Comes Cookie Gracie Allen (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 60% The Big Broadcast of 1936 Self - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love in Bloom Gracie Downey (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 58% We're Not Dressing Gracie (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet 38% Six of a Kind Gracie Devore (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Many Happy Returns Self - 1934
      No Score Yet 62% College Humor Gracie (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet 68% International House Nurse Allen (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet 60% The Big Broadcast Gracie (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lambchops Gracie the Girlfriend (Character) - 1929


      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Burns and Allen Show Self 1950-1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1954