GEORGE BURNS WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1896

 
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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. 

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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.
 

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JEAN STAPLETON IS 88 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Jean Stapleton (born Jeanne Murray) is a character actress of stage, television, and film. Stapleton is best known for her portrayal of Edith Bunker , the long-suffering, yet devoted wife of Archie Bunker, played by Carroll O’Connor (above) and mother of Gloria Bunker Stivic, played by Sally Struthers, in the 1970’s sitcom All In the Family on CBS-TV. Stapleton was also seen as Edith Bunker in the All in the Family follow-up series
Archie Bunker’s Place. She left that show after one season.

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IT WAS EDISON’S SOUND INVENTION!

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The Phonograph, a device for both recording and replaying
sound, invented by Thomas A. Edison was introduced on
this date in 1877.

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