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George Burns
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Sex:M
Age:100
Birth Date:January 20, 1896
Astrology Sign:Aquarius
Chinese Sign: -
Birth Name:Nathan Birnbaum
Birth Place:New York City
Died Date:March 9, 1996
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Occupation:Movie Actor/Comic

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GEORGE BURNS
George Burns

Biography:George Burns For other uses, see George Burns (disambiguation). For other people named Burns, see Burns (disambiguation). George Burns, born Nathan Birnbaum, (January 20, 1896 - March 9, 1996), was an American comedian and actor, arguably the greatest straight man of 20th Century American comedy. His virtuosity in that role actually refined him in his late life renaissance as a standup punch-liner in his own right: his long-practised discipline as a straight man meant that, as a punch-liner, he probably knew by long-developed second nature what most comics spend years barely mastering in terms of prodding laughs with subtlety.

His career spanned vaudeville, film, radio, and television, with and without his equally legendary wife, Gracie Allen. His arched eyebrow (as effective at drawing laughs as best friend Jack Benny's exasperated pregnant pause) and cigar smoke punctuation (he used it as a pregnant pause prop, even though cigar smoking was as second-nature to him as to Groucho Marx) became familiar trademarks for over three-quarters of a century. But even more remarkable was his resurrection at an age when most men are either retired or deceased. Beginning at age 79, and ending with his passing at age 100, George Burns was better known than he was at any other time in his life and career.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Oh, God! (1977)
The Sunshine Boys (1975)

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

George Burns's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: January 20, 1896

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

George Burns's Growth Tarot Card The Chariot

Birthday: January 20, 2011

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.

 

 

 

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