Birth name Nathan Birnbaum NationalityUSA Birth 20 january 1896 at New York City (USA) Death 9 march 1996 (at 100 years) at Beverly Hills (USA) Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
George Burns (January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996), born Nathan Birnbaum, was an American comedian, actor, and writer. He was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned vaudeville, film, radio, and television. His arched eyebrow and cigar-smoke punctuation became familiar trademarks for over three-quarters of a century.
When Burns was 79, he had a sudden career revival as an amiable, beloved and unusually active comedy elder statesman in the 1975 film The Sunshine Boys, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He continued to work until shortly before his death, in 1996, at the age of 100, of cardiac arrest in his home.
, 1h33 OriginUSA GenresScience fiction, Comedy, Fantasy ActorsGeorge Burns, Charlie Schlatter, Tony Roberts, Miriam Flynn, Red Buttons, Anita Morris Roles Jack Watson / David Watson Rating58% Jack Watson (George Burns) is a millionaire playboy and businessman who is about to turn 81 years old just as his grandson David (Charlie Schlatter) is about to turn 18, but Jack laments his old age and wishes to get back to his teens once more. When an accident switches their souls, Jack gets to live his grandson's life and all that it entails: school, sports and romance. Unfortunately, David gets the "short end of the deal," as not only is he trapped in his grandfather's 81-year-old body, but he is also in a coma. The only one who knows the truth is his longtime friend Charlie (Red Buttons), whom Jack was able to convince by recounting experiences only they knew.
, 1h34 Directed byGilbert Cates OriginUSA GenresScience fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy ActorsGeorge Burns, Suzanne Pleshette, David Birney, Louanne Sirota, Howard Duff, Conrad Janis Roles God Rating52% In this sequel, God asks the help of 11-year-old Tracy Richards (Louanne Sirota) to help promote Himself. Tracy creates the slogan "Think God" and soon has her friends spreading the message by posters, graffiti and other ways. But Tracy's parents and psychiatrists think the young girl is just insane. God is the only one that can straighten out the situation. One of the memorable scenes showed God riding a motorcycle, with Tracy riding in the sidecar, where there were scenes that showed nobody on the motorcycle, which baffled the two policemen.
, 1h37 Directed byMartin Brest OriginUSA GenresComedy, Comedy-drama, Action ThemesVieillesse ActorsGeorge Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg, Charles Hallahan, Pamela Payton-Wright, Mary Testa Roles Joe Harris Rating70% Joe, Al et Willie sont trois vieux retraités. Ils vivent en colocation dans le Queens et n'attendent plus que de mourir. Ils passent leurs journées à trainer au parc et à nourrir les pigeons. Mais Joe s’ennuie profondément. Après s'être rendu à la banque pour son maigre chèque de pension de retraite, Joe pense à quelque chose qui remettra un peu de piment dans leurs vies : braquer une banque ! Cette idée insensée plait cependant immédiatement à Al et Willie, eux aussi lassés de la monotonie de leur vie. Sur le papier, leur plan est simple : déguisés en clones de Groucho Marx, ils vont entrer armés dans leur banque pour voler uniquement l’argent des caisses. Mais dans les faits, la mission ne sera pas aussi facile pour ces papys au casier judiciaire vierge. Après cela, alors qu'ils ont repris goût à la vie, ils s’envolent pour la première fois vers Las Vegas et ses célèbres casinos.
, 1h39 Directed byRichard Quiney OriginUSA GenresComedy, Romantic comedy, Romance ThemesThéâtre, Films based on plays ActorsJudy Holliday, Paul Douglas, Fred Clark, John Williams, Hiram Sherman, Neva Patterson Roles Narrator (voice) Rating75% At a shareholders meeting for International Projects, a billion dollar corporation, John T. Blessington (John Williams) announces that he is replacing Edward L. McKeever (Paul Douglas), the company's founder, president and chairman of the board, as McKeever is resigning to go work for the federal government in Washington DC. Laura Partridge (Judy Holliday), a minority stockholder with just ten shares of stock, drives its arrogant, self-serving executives to distraction with her incessant questioning during this and subsequent meetings.