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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1996 - Unplugged. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 22, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/15484/show/15370.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1996 - Unplugged. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/15484/show/15370

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1996 - Unplugged, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed December 22, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/15484/show/15370.

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Title Houstonian 1996
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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Title Unplugged
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript George Burns provided audiences with a century of laughter George Burns once said he would stay in show business until there was no one else left. On March 9, it was time for him to make his exit. Burns died in his Beverly Hills home at age 100. Born Nathan Birnbaum, he joins his wife and partner, Gracie Allen, who died in 1964. After her death, he never remarried, and made monthly visits to her grave. His career began at the tender age of 7, performing with three other boys in a singing group named the Pee-Wee Quartet. Burns then moved into vaudeville acts, where he met Allen in 1922. They married soon after and became a popular act in the world of vaudeville. The dynamic duo made a radio debut in 1929 and starred in several films together. Their show, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, was popular on both radio and television. After Allen's death, Burns continued to triumph in his career. In 1975, he took home an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. His role as a retired vaudeville performer in The Sunshine Boys led to the honor. After winning the Oscar, he made several other films, including the Oh, God movies. The first break in his boundless energy occurred in July 1994, when Burns was hospitalized after a fall in his home. Having never fully recovered, he was forced to cancel engagements with the Palladium in London and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to celebrate his 100th birth day. A bout of flu prevented him from attending the party in his honor Jan. 16 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Burns succeeded in everything he did, including vaudeville, radio, television, nightclubs, records, books and movies. He may be gone, but he certainly will not be forgotten. Lisa M. Chmiola (courtesy of The Daily Cougar, 3/18/96) photo courtesy New World Pictures 17C