GEORGE BURNS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: DEAN MARTIN - HFSID 176897
GEORGE BURNS and DEAN MARTIN Black and white publicity photograph of Dean Martin after he roasted George Burns in 1982. Photograph signed: "George Burns" and "Dean Martin". B/w, 7x9. Taken during a Dean Martin Roast of Burns in 1982.
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GEORGE BURNS and DEAN MARTIN
Black and white publicity photograph of Dean Martin after he roasted George Burns in 1982.
Photograph signed: "George Burns" and "Dean Martin". B/w, 7x9. Taken during a Dean Martin Roast of Burns in 1982. GEORGE BURNS, the star of vaudeville, radio, television and motion pictures, died in 1996 at the age of 100. He co-starred with his wife Gracie Allen until her retirement in 1958 (she died in 1964), then continued performing in television, theater and nightclubs as a solo act. When he returned to films in 1975 after a 30-year hiatus, Burns won the 1975 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (The Sunshine Boys). He later starred in the title role in Oh, God (1977) and appeared in Going in Style (1979) and 18 Again! (1988). The comedian, who was honored in television specials celebrating his 90th and 95th birthdays, also wrote Gracie, A Love Story (1988) and 100 Years, 100 Stories (1996). DEAN MARTIN (1917-1995) formed a popular comedy duo with Jerry Lewis in the 1950s. Martin made numerous films, including The Young Lions (1958), Rio Bravo (1959) as well as the popular Matt Helm spy spoofs of the 1960s. He was often linked in films and Las Vegas nightclubs with his "Rat Pack" buddies, who included Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. Martin recorded over 100 albums and 500 songs, including such favorites as "That's Amore", "Volare" and his signature tune, "Everybody Loves Somebody". His TV variety show, The Dean Martin Show, aired for a decade (1965-1974), and Martin appeared on a number of TV specials, most notably the celebrity roasts of performers including Burns, Jackie Gleason, Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra and Mr. T. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso: ""Geo Burns 1-26-82" (no show through). Minor surface scratches and smudges (not evident head on). Light black mark at upper margin. Fine condition.