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.
|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|
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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.
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