Gracie Allen

Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen (July 26, 1895 – August 27, 1964) was an American vaudevillian and comedienne who became internationally famous as the zany partner and comic foil of husband George Burns, her straight man appearing with her on radio, television and film as the duo Burns and Allen.

For her contributions to the television industry, Gracie Allen was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6672 Hollywood Boulevard, while she and Burns were inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1988.

Co-star Bea Benaderet said of Allen in 1966: "She was probably one of the greatest actresses of our time."

Birth and Death Data: Born July 26th, 1902 (San Francisco), Died August 27th, 1964 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: performer

Notes: She and her husband became the comedy team of Burns & Allen in 1922.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W152410 10-in. 6/9/1933 George Burns and Gracie Allen Gracie Allen ; George Burns Comic scene, with piano performer  
Columbia W152411 10-in. 6/9/1933 George Burns and Gracie Allen Gracie Allen ; George Burns Comic scene, with piano performer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Allen, Gracie," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103487.

Allen, Gracie. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103487.

"Allen, Gracie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103487

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