George Burns was an American actor, singer, comedian, and writer who rose to fame with the ‘Burns and Allen show’ on radio, in 1929. He hosted the show with Gracie Allen, whom he married later. The couple’s popularity on radio got them a TV show titled ‘The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show’ (1950), which became one of the most popular TV shows of all time.
He also appeared in several films, such as ‘International House’ (1933), ‘A Damsel in Distress’ (1937) and ‘College Swing’ (1938).
He took a break from acting due to heart problems but made a comeback with films like ‘The Sunshine Boys’ (1975), ‘Oh, God!’ (1977), ‘Just You and Me, Kid’ (1979) and ‘18 Again!’ (1988).
He won an ‘Academy Award’ for his performance in ‘The Sunshine Boys.’ His last appearance came in the 1994 film ‘Radioland Murders.’
When Chinese inventor Dr. Wong invites bids for his latest creation, a television-like device, both potential buyers and stealers gather in the metropolitan hotel, International House, in Wuhu, China. One of them, Tommy Nash, the representative of an American electric company, also wants to marry his sweetheart Carol, but after he develops rashes, the whole hotel is quarantined.
Six of a Kind is a comedy film that is about two couples on a road trip to Hollywood. However, none of them are aware of the fact that the car carries embezzled funds.
Gracie belonging to the powerful Alden family fails to graduate from the college founded by her grandfather for the ninth year in a row. Therefore, he leaves it in his will that the first female of the family to graduate within 200 years will be the new owner of the college.
Wealthy and spoiled socialite Doris Worthington is being courted by two princes Michael and Alexander, while having a yacht trip. When the yacht capsizes all of the rich spoiled aristocrats take refuge in a tropical island. They are forced to depend on sailor Stephen Jones who Doris dislikes but secretly loves.
Retired vaudevillian, Bill, lives alone missing his deceased wife. After a trip to a grocery store, he finds a girl named Kate hiding in the trunk of his car. He helps her and later finds out Kate is hiding from drug dealer Demesta. Feeling protective of her like a father, he decides to help her.
The Big Broadcast of 1937 is a musical comedy film which revolves around a failing radio station which needs to put on a ratings winner in order to have any chance of continued operation.
George Burns Awards
|The Sunshine Boys||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||1976|
|The Sunshine Boys||Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical||1976|
|A Conversation with...||Outstanding Performance in Informational Programming||1990|
|Winner||Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording||1991|