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George Burns and the Hundred Year Dash

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This tribute to America's favorite centenarian, published to coincide with his 100th birthday in January 1996, takes an in-depth look at Burns' personal and professional life and nearly 100 years of show business, from vaudeville to Vegas. Photos.
Hardcover, 327 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Simon & Schuster
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Interesting look at George Burns, often unflattering but probably accurate.
A wonderful bio of George, who was only recognized as a giant of American comedy in his late years. This is a bio full of love and respect which doesn't gloss over where George had feet of clay. Mostly, George was the great uncle you wish you had. Lots in here about his marriage to Gracie and his long and deep friendship with Jack Benny. This is wonderful, memorable stuff. One should also read George's Gracie, A Love Story.
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A pleasant enough biography. Sometimes a bit gushing in its love for Burns but it does a pretty good job of covering his life.
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