George Burns and Gracie Allen brought their vaudeville act to American radio in 1932. George was an expert straight man and wrote most of their material, but it was Gracie’s portrayal of an absurd and scatterbrained flirt that stole the show. Their program became wildly popular when they pulled off two celebrated publicity stunts. Gracie began spontaneously popping up in the middle of other radio programs looking for her lost brother, and later did similar guest spots on the premise of running for president on the Surprise Party ticket. In 1942, the style of the show changed and it became a situation comedy featuring the married couple (and the colorful characters in their neighborhood). After almost two decades on radio, George and Gracie moved their show to television in 1950.
OLD TIME RADIO PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM RADIO SPIRITS ON AUDIO CD:
1. Burns & Allen and Friends Item #: 45962 Media: CD Description: "Well, hello! Come right in! Oh, George! We've got company!"
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