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Burns and Allen (OTR 1936-1950)

Burns and Allen (OTR 1936-1950)
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George Burns and Gracie Allen met in 1922 and first performed together at the Hill Street Theatre in Newark, New Jersey, continued in small town vaudeville theaters, married January 27, 1926 and moved up a notch when they signed with the Keith circuit in 1927. Burns wrote most of the material and played the straight man. Allen played a silly, addle-headed woman, a role often attributed to the "Dumb Dora" stereotype common in early 20th-century vaudeville comedy. Early on, the team had played the opposite roles until they noticed that the audience was laughing at Gracie's straight lines, so they made the change. In later years, each attributed their success to the other.

In 1929 they made their first radio appearance in London on the BBC. Back in America, they failed at a 1930 NBC audition. After a solo appearance by Gracie on Eddie Cantor's radio show, they were heard together on Rudy Vallee's The Fleischmann's Yeast Hour and in February 15, 1932 they became regulars on The Guy Lombardo Show on CBS. When Lombardo switched to NBC, Burns and Allen took over his CBS spot with The Adventures of Gracie beginning September 19, 1934.

The title of their top-rated show changed to The Burns and Allen Show on September 26, 1936. When ratings began to slip in 1940-41, they moved from comedy patter into a successful sitcom format, continuing with shows on NBC and CBS until May 17, 1950. As in the early days of radio, the sponsor's name became the show title, such as Maxwell House Coffee Time (1945-49).

Burns and Allen had several regulars on radio, including Toby Reed, Gale Gordon, Bea Benaderet, Mary "Bubbles" Kelly, Ray Noble, singers Jimmy Cash and Tony Martin and actor/writer/director Elliott Lewis. The Sportsmen Quartet (appearing as "The Swantet" during the years the show was sponsored by Swan Soap) supplied songs and occasionally backed up Cash. Meredith Willson, Artie Shaw and announcers Bill Goodwin and Harry Von Zell, who were usually made a part of the evening's doings, often as additional comic foils for the duo.

For a long time they continued their "flirtation act" with Burns as Allen's most persistent suitor. Their real-life marriage was not written into the show until the 1940s. The couple's adopted son, Ronnie Burns, portrayed himself as a young drama student who tended to look askance at his parents' comedy style. Their adopted daughter Sandy was somewhat shy and not too fond of show business. She declined efforts to get her on the show as a regular, though she appeared in a few episodes as Ronnie's classmate.

Nearly 300 radio shows (in MP3 format) all on 1 data DVD!
(also available on 3 data CDs - select option at bottom before adding cart)



Numbers refer to production or broadcast dates (yymmdd) and series number when known:

  • 340926 Returning to America
  • 360115 Gracie plays Sadie Thompson
  • 361202 Gracie as a Dramatic Actress
  • 361209 Gracie Honors New Orleans
  • 361216 Poncho Villa Rides Again
  • 361223 Gracies Christmas Carol
  • 380110 Gracies Murder Mystery
  • 380117 Another Murder Mystery
  • 381007 Gracie Reads Frank Parkers Telegram
  • 400228 Government Jobs
  • 400306 Hats Off To Gracie
  • 400313 Gracies Triumphant Return
  • 400327 026 Surprise Party Platform
  • 400403 027 Till The Cows Co
  • 400410 028 Gracie Wins Wisconsin
  • 400417 029 All Promises Are Ficticious
  • 400424 030 The Biggest In The World
  • 400508 032 Aunt Clara Kangaroo
  • 400515 033 Rah Rah In Omaha
  • 400522 034 Georges Malady
  • 400529 035 Sweeping Into Office
  • 400612 Swiss Family Robinson part 2
  • 400626 Last Broadcast CBS
  • 400708 Grandpas 92nd birthday
  • 400729 Kiddie Party
  • 400805 Georges Movie Audition
  • 400812 Gold Rush Gracie
  • 400819 George Late for Show
  • 400826 009 Elsie Trellafas Is Suing George
  • 400902 010 George Is On Trial
  • 400909 011 George Owes Money For Phone Calls
  • 400916 012 George Needs A Guest Star
  • 400923 George Writes A Newspaper Column
  • 400930 George Is Kidnapped By A Gangster
  • 401007 George Disguises Himself As A Woman
  • 401014 Whats Wrong With Gracie
  • 401021 Professor Thorndyke Studies Gracie
  • 401028 George Tries To Get Out Of Broadcast
  • 401104 George Tries To Impress Fifi
  • 401111 Gracie Writes A Musical Comedy
  • 401118 Thanksgiving Show
  • 401125 Rehearsing Next Weeks Show
  • 401202 The Sponsor Drops By
  • 401209 George Gets A Black Eye
  • 401216 Gracie Writes A Play
  • 401223 Gracie Loses Georges Play Scripts
  • 410113 Impressing Cubina Wright
  • 410120 Visits Art Gallery
  • 410127 The 5000 Mink Coat
  • 410224 Gracie Is Late for Show
  • 410317 St Patrick Parade
  • 411007 Looking for a Singer
  • 411104 Playing Mrs North
  • 411118 Gracies old boyfriend
  • 411216 Mailing A Christmas Package
  • 411223 Gracie Dreams Of A Visit To Santas Workshop
  • 421006 Going On A Date
  • 421013 Marriage Manual
  • 421020 Pooling Resources For The War Effort
  • 421027 Gracie Wants George To Have An Office
  • 421103 The Man From MGM
  • 421108 George Lands Movie Part
  • 421110 George Thinks Gracie Is Expecting A Baby
  • 421117 Gracie Buys A Live Turkey
  • 421124 Hit By A Club with Eddie Cantor
  • 421201 Gracie And Tootsie Sagwell Fix Georges Car
  • 421208 A Party For The Neighbors
  • 421215 Getting A Date For Tootsie Sagwell
  • 421222 012 Santa And The Pirates
  • 421229 013 Gracies Dating Service
  • 430105 Dr Jekyll Mr Burns
  • 430119 Brian Donlevy Making George Jealous
  • 430126 King George
  • 430202 Good Help Is Hard To Find
  • 430209 Gracie Runs For Club President
  • 430216 Tootsie Tries To Look Like Veronica Lake
  • 430223 George Gets A Letter About Marriage
  • 430302 Gracies Concert At Carnegie Hall
  • 430309 Everyone Tells Gracie Not To Play At Carnegie Hall
  • 430323 The Uplifters Make George Sick
  • 430330 Victory Garden
  • 430406 Big Jake
  • 430413 Guest Claudette Colbert
  • 430420 Concerto for Index Finger
  • 430525 George Runs For The School Board
  • 430601 Gracie Appears In Traffic Court
  • 430608 Gracie and Tootsie Work for Millionaire Playboy
  • 430831 Frank Sinatra Singing Contest
  • 430907 Shortage Of Husbands
  • 430914 Gracie Wants Brian Donlevy To Be In Her Play
  • 430921 Guest Ray Milland
  • 430928 Guest Ann Sheridan
  • 431005 Cowboy Love Tales
  • 431012 Eddie Cantor Stays for Dinner
  • 431015 The Wrecked Car
  • 431019 Pat OBrien
  • 431026 Heddy Lamarr
  • 431029 Gracie Wants George on Jack Bennys Show
  • 431102 Gracie Wants George On Jack Bennys Show
  • 431109 Blackmailing Jack Benny
  • 431116 Walter Pidgeon
  • 431123 Secret Lover of Loretta Young
  • 431130 Charles Boyer as Tex
  • 431207 Ida Lupino Plays a Housewife
  • 431214 Kay Kaysers Blind Date
  • 431221 Charles Laughton Plays Santa Claus
  • 431228 John Garfield The Gangster
  • 440118 William Bendix
  • 440125 Paul Henreid
  • 440201 William Powell
  • 440208 Aldolphe Menjou
  • 440215 024 AstairesTapDancingDrivesGeorgeMa
  • 440222 Cecil B Demille
  • 440229 Dorothy Lamour
  • 440307 Alan Ladd
  • 440321 George The Genius with Rita Hayworth
  • 440328Guest Brian Aherne
  • 440509 Georges DoortoDoor and Radio Campaign
  • 440516 George Tries to Sing His Way Into Office
  • 440606 War Bond Rally In Kansas City With Dinah Shore
  • 440613 Kansas City War Bond Drive with Dinah Shore
  • 440829 No Money For Auction
  • 440926 George The Plumber
  • 441010 George Wants to Buy a Lot
  • 441017 George Thinks He Dented The Car Fender
  • 441024 George Is Better Than Gable
  • 441031 012 GeorgeIsBetter
  • 441114 George Sings At A Bond Rally In Boston
  • 441121 Franchot Tone Hotel Room Shortage AFRS
  • 441212 War Bond Show
  • 44xxxx George The Plumber
  • 44xxxx GeorgeWantsToBuyLandFromJoeBagley
  • 44xxxx The Wrecked Car
  • 450115 Alan Ladd Makes George Jealous
  • 450122 BHUS Finishing School
  • 450129 Gracie Wants a Vacation From George
  • 450402 George Goes Rabbit Hunting
  • 450618 Gracie Tries To Make George Look Young
  • 450625 George Prepares To Entertain Troops
  • 450920 New House First for Maxwell House
  • 451004 Dating Advice
  • 451018 Gracie Gives Meredith Dating Lessons gaps
  • 451025 Meredith Getting Married
  • 451101 Gracie Pretends To Be Bill Goodwins Wife
  • 451108 George The Leading Man with George Jessel
  • 451122 George Inherits 5000
  • 451129 Jackbenny Jack George At College
  • 460103 Taking In A Veteran
  • 460110 Gracies Club Takes In An Opera Singer
  • 460117 Gracies Club Wants To Perform On The Radio
  • 460124 George Wants To Kick Meredith Willson Out
  • 460207 Marriage Contest
  • 460221 Georges Job In Washington
  • 460314 George Sells A Chicken Farm
  • 460404 Little White Lies
  • 460411 Gracie Joins A Literary Club
  • 460425 Gracies Club Wants To Put On A Play
  • 460502 The Folly Of Molly OMalley part 1
  • 460502 The Folly Of Molly OMalley part 2
  • 460509 Harpo Marx
  • 460530 Summer Show Worries
  • 460905 Georges Allergies
  • 460912 Gracies Plan To Rehabilitate Criminals
  • 460919 Nobody Remembers Georges Birthday
  • 460926 Quiz Show
  • 461003 With Guest Eddie Cantor
  • 461017 Gracie Wants George To Replace Gable In Hucksters
  • 461024 Uplifters Convince George That Gracie Is Right
  • 461031 Jack Carson And George Have An Acting Contest
  • 461107 with Frank Sinatra
  • 461114 011 GuestLouellaParsons
  • 461219 Gracie Looking for Job
  • 461226 Christmas Presents with Eddie Cantor
  • 470102 Gracie Organizes Housewives of America
  • 470109 Last Years Christmas Bills
  • 470220 15 Years On Radio with Al Jolson
  • 470227 Gracie Takes Over The Household Budget
  • 470306 Gracie Takes Up Crime Solving
  • 470313 Kill the Rat
  • 470320 Crime Wave
  • 470515 Gracie Treats George Like A King
  • 470522 The Uplift Society Monitors Inflation
  • 470529 Deciding How To Spend Summer Vacation
  • 470925 Beating The High Cost Of Living
  • 471106 Gracie Expects A Gift Pig From Cousin Henry
  • 471113 Cary Grant Speaks To The Uplifters
  • 471120 Gracie Listens To The Royal Wedding On Radio
  • 471127 Gracie Invites A French Singer For Thanksgiving
  • 471204 Singing with Bing Crosby
  • 471211 Lady Killer
  • 471218 Gracies LastMinute Christmas Gift
  • 471225 Gracies Chrismas Party Jane Wyman subs
  • 47xxxx Cary Grant And The Uplifters
  • 480108 George And Jack Benny Masquerade As Gypsies
  • 480115 Income Tax Time
  • 480122 Juggling Game with Walter OKeefe
  • 480129 To Set George Straight
  • 480205 Gracie Wants A New Mink Coat
  • 480212 Babysitting for Kay Kaiser
  • 480219 Keeping George from Making Decisions
  • 480226 Gracie Goes to New Orleans
  • 480325 Gracie Buys George an Easter Outfit
  • 480415 George Is Jealous of Joe Bagley
  • 480422 Joe Bagley Makes Gracie Mad At George
  • 480429 The 1918 Stutz Bearcat
  • 480513 Gracies Problems with Salesmen
  • 480520 Gracies Mother Visits
  • 480527 Spiritualism
  • 480903 Guest James Mason
  • 480930 The New Neighbors
  • 481007 Kleptomaniacs
  • 481028 Gracie Wants Money for a New Dress
  • 481111 Fifteenth Wedding Anniversary
  • 481118 Whos the Boss
  • 481125 Turkey Swallows a Wedding Ring
  • 481216 Guest James Mason
  • 481230 New Years Eve Party
  • 490106 Guest Gregory Peck
  • 490120 Cesar Romero steal Bills girlfriend
  • 490127 Gene Kelly Georges Birthday
  • 490203 Tax Time Again
  • 490210 Gracie sends Sam Spade to jail
  • 490217 Impressing the neighbors James Mason
  • 490224 Gracie Wants George To Be A Doctor
  • 490303 Gracie Smashes Into A Parked Car
  • 490310 Gracie Wants To Be A Girl Scout Leader
  • 490317 George Is Sick Gracie Attends A Pageant
  • 490324 Jane Wyman Is Nervous Over Her Oscar Nomination
  • 490331 How Jack Benny Became Cheap
  • 490407 Robert MontgomeryNapolean Movie
  • 490421 Working Too Hard with Eddie Cantor
  • 490428 Gracie Asks George To Bake Ladyfingers
  • 490505 Convincing William Boyd To Retire
  • 490512 Convincing George That He Belongs On TV
  • 490519 Gracie Adopts Mickey Rooney
  • 490602 Gracie Pretends To Be A Magician
  • 490609 Gracie Joins A Womens Rights Group
  • 490616 Is A Neighborhood Girl Dating Rudy Vallee
  • 490623 Preparing For A Trip To England
  • 490928 Gracie Wants A Second Courtship
  • 491002 South Pacific
  • 491009 Circled Dates On The Calendar
  • 491702 George Colllects Cat
  • 500104 Gracie Wants To Ba A Suffering Artist
  • 500111 Getting a Movie Contract
  • 500118 Gracie Resolves to Stop Worrying
  • 500125 George Cant Rehearse His Speech
  • 500201 Gracie Investigates Al Jolsons Lifestyle
  • 500208 Gracies Dented Fender
  • 500215 Dulcey
  • 500222 Going to the Races
  • 500315 H and R Blockhead
  • 500412 Palm Springs
  • An Evening With George Burns
  • Big Broadcast of 1932 Skits
  • Command Performance 420423 Burns and Allen
  • Command Performance 450118 Burns Allen
  • Eddie Cantor 430609 Burns Allen Benny
  • Front and Center 470817 07 Guests Burns and Allen Ronald Reagan
  • Gracie Allen Defense Stamps And War Bonds
  • Gracie Cons George Radio Excerpts 30 Min
  • Gracie Works In A Dept Store
  • Gracies Brother short routine
  • Gracies Masterpieces
  • GracieTakesOverTheHouseholdBudget
  • Guest James Mason
  • Gulf Screen Guild 390226 Burns Allen Melvin Douglas
  • Jack Benny 370411 Guests Buck Benny
  • Jack Benny 430307 Burns and Allen sub for Jack
  • Jack Benny 470112 Guests George Burns and Gracie Allen
  • Jack Benny 520120 George Burns Sings Jacks Song
  • Kraft Music Hall 481104 Burns And Allen
  • Lux 370329 Dulcy with
  • Lux 430215 Are Husbands Necessary with Burns Allen
  • Mail Call 137 Burns Allen Harpo Marx Rita Hayworth
  • Mail Call 460520 George Murphy Burns Allen
  • Paul Whiteman Presents 430613 Burns Allen
  • Philco Radio 480114 George Burns
  • Philco Radio 480121 Burns and Allen
  • Radio Hall of Fame 440102 Burns Allen Milton Berle
  • Sam Spade
  • Santas Workshop
  • Treasury Star Parade 1942 with Burns Allen
  • TV Afterpiece Amazon Allen
  • TV Afterpiece Boulder Allen
  • TV Afterpiece Bowling Allen
  • TV Afterpiece Cousin Oscar
  • TV Afterpiece Gallup Allen
  • TV Afterpiece Mozart Allen
  • Unknown Routine Riddles
  • Unknown Routine Willies Broken Back
  • Unknown Title 1
  • Unknown Title 2
  • Unknown Title 3
  • With Dinah Shore
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