New PDF release: George Burns: An American Life

By Lawrence J. Epstein

Having entered the realm in 1896 as a poverty-stricken baby named Naftaly (Nathan) Birnbaum, George Burns rose from New York’s reduce East facet to the uppermost heights of famous person within the leisure undefined. His storied romance with Gracie Allen resulted in their good fortune in vaudeville, motion pictures, radio and tv as one of many maximum comedy groups in historical past. Burns skilled either tragedy and triumph in the course of his 100-year lifespan, finally getting better from the demise of his liked Gracie in 1964 to re-emerge as a solo performer and an Oscar-winning actor.
This all-inclusive biography explores George Burns’s occupation opposed to the backdrop of yank leisure background within the twentieth century. His loves, his shut friendship with Jack Benny, his contention with Groucho Marx, and his latter-day good fortune in motion pictures are all conscientiously detailed.

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