Item description for Great American Humorists: 100 Years, 100 Stories/Love, Groucho (Great American Humorists) by George Burns...
George Burns 100 Years, 100 Stories is told by John Byner with a tribute by Milton Berle and excerpts from The Burns & Allen Radio Show. Love, Groucho is 72 minutes of the letters Groucho wrote to his daughter Miriam, performed by Frank Ferrante (who portrayed Groucho on Broadway) with an introduction by Dick Cavett. Both of these recordings provide real insight into two of Americas favorite humorists.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.07" Width: 4.55" Height: 0.76" Weight: 0.32 lbs.
Binding Audio Cassette
Publisher Uproar Entertainment
ISBN 1929243049 ISBN13 9781929243044
Availability 0 units.
More About George Burns
Born Nathan Birnbaum in New York City in 1896, George Burns began his career in vaudeville at an early age. In 1925 he met Gracie Allen, who became his wife and comedy partner on stage, in radio, film and television. After the classic "Burns and Allen" television series ended in 1957, he began his solo career. In 1975 he won an Oscar for his role in the film "The Sunshine Boys, ' and in 1977 he starred in "Oh, God" with John Denver. Best known for comedic performances, George Burns is also the author of "How to Live to Be 100 or More," "Dear George," "Living It Up," "The Third Time Around," "Dr. Burns' Prescription for Happiness" and "I Love Her, That's Why." He lives in Beverly Hills, California.
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Two Great Comedians Aug 30, 2006
Books on tape are great for someone whose car CD player is broken. Just pop in a tape and you're intertained with stuff you'll never hear on the radio. This tape is a tribute to two men who made a deep impact on American humor.
First is George Burns, a man whose radio program with Gracie Allan encouraged a new type of spousal relationship to come forward. This book is sort of like a joke book; it is a succession of stories from Burns' life with punchlines at the end. Not all of them are funny, and you can't beleive all of them, but they're fun to listen to. Milton Berle opens the tape with some comments about his friend.
The second side is an interesting look at Groucho Marx. It is a collection of letters written to his daughter Miriam. She provides commentary for the letters as well as clarification on certain events or lapses of time. The man who reads the letters does so in a Marxish way so it feels as if Marx is actually reading these letters himself. This side of the tape is a gem.