Definition of George Burns from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


George Burns

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(1896-1996) a US comedian who continued to perform until he was nearly 100. He was known for his large cigar, slow talk and humorous singing. He joined his wife, Gracie Allen (1906-64), on stage, in films and on radio and television. He received an Oscar as 'Best Supporting Actor' for The Sunshine Boys (1975) and played God in Oh, God!(1977) and two later films.