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The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, sometimes called The Burns and Allen Show, was a half-hour television series broadcast from 1950 to 1958 on CBS. It starred George Burns and Gracie Allen, one of the most enduring acts in entertainment history. Burns and Allen were headliners in vaudeville in the 1920s, and radio stars in the 1930s and 1940s. Their situation comedy TV series received Emmy Award nominations throughout its eight-year run.
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show received the following Primetime Emmy Award nominations:
- 1952: Best Comedy Show
- 1953: Best Situation Comedy Series
- 1954: Best Situation Comedy Series
- 1954: Bea Benaderet, Best Series Supporting Actress
- 1955: Best Situation Comedy Series
- 1955: Gracie Allen, Best Actress Starring in a Regular Series
- 1955: Bea Benaderet, Best Supporting Actress in a Regular Series
- 1956: Gracie Allen, Best Actress, Continuing Performance
- 1957: Gracie Allen, Best Continuing Performance by a Comedienne in a Series
- 1958: Gracie Allen, Best Continuing Performance by a Comedienne in a Series
- 1959: Gracie Allen, Best Continuing Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Comedy Series
In 1997, the 1954 episode, “Columbia Pictures Doing Burns and Allen Story”, was ranked No. 56 on TV Guide’s 100 Greatest Episodes of All-Time.
Question of the Day
Is the soil under oak and pine trees always extremely acid?
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He that would have good luck in horses must kiss the parson’s wife.
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