George Burns ( Nathan Birnbaum), was a comedian, actor, and writer whose career spanned vaudeville, film, radio, and television along with his wife, Gracie Allen. George continued working until shortly before his death, in 1996 at the age of 100.
George Burns and Gracie Allen were the "first couple" of American comedy. From their early days in Vaudeville to the immensely popular "Burns & Allen" TV show, they continued working together until Gracie’s untimely death in 1964.The two had been married since 1926.
The Burns and Allen Show was on CBS-TV from 1950 through 1958.