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George Burns and Pierre Cossette sign a contract for Burns to appear in a clip on the program, Salute!.
Partly Printed Document Signed: "George Burns" as Performer, 1p, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, 1982 December 7. Contract between Burns and Pierre Cossette Productions, Inc. for Burns to appear in a clip on the program, Salute!. Burns was to be paid "$863.50 + 10%" for the use of the clip, which was "1 minute from 'The Man Show'. Also signed: "Pierre Cossette" as Producer, Pierre Cossette Productions, Inc. The clip mentioned in this document likely refers to Burns' 1977 TV special, The George Burns One-Man Show, on which Bob Hope, Ann-Margret, the Captain & Tennille and Gladys Knight also appeared. In the year he signed this document, Burns appeared on three TV specials, George Burns in Concert, Night of 100 Stars and Bob Hope Laughs With the Movie Awards, and a made-for-TV film, Two of a Kind. We could find no reference to a program entitled Salute!, but this is possibly a segment of a Grammy Awards telecast. Canadian-born PIERRE COSSETTE, who is known as "Mr. Grammy", televised the first Grammy Awards show in 1971. He produced the shows, which grew from modest telecasts to today's arena-scale entertainment extravaganzas for 35 years, turning over the reins to his son, John, in 2005. Over his long career in the entertainment business, Cossette, who has been honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, has also been a talent agent, personal manager, record-label executive (he co-founded Dunhill Records with Lou Adler) and the producer of a number of TV specials for such stars as Glen Campbell, Sammy Davis, Jr., Sha Na Na, Dionne Warwick and Andy Williams. George Burns (1896-1996) starred on vaudeville, radio and television and in motion pictures. He co-starred with his wife, Gracie Allen, until her retirement in 1958 (she died in 1964), then continued performing 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 for 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 on television specials celebrating his 90th and 95th birthdays (he died at the age of 100), also wrote Gracie, A Love Story (1988) and 100 Years, 100 Stories (1996). Lightly creased. Slightly soiled at upper right blank margin. Staple holes at upper left blank corner, 2 file holes at upper blank margin. Fine condition.

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Born: January 20, 1896 in New York City, New York
Died: March 9, 1996 in Beverly Hills, California

Film Credits
Mona McCluskey (Producer), 2012 Excavating the 2000 Year Old Man (Other), 2012 Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl (Other), 2011 Gloria: In Her Own Words (Other), 2010 Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (Other), 2009 Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (Other), 2008 The O'Reilly Factor (Other), 2008 The 80th Annual Academy Awards (Other), 2008 Pioneers of Television (Other), 2008 Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices (Other), 2007 Larry King Live: The Greatest Interviews (Other), 2007 100 Greatest Stand-Ups (Other), 2006 The Kingston Trio: 50 Years of Havin' Fun (Other), 2006 The Best of the Royal Variety (Other), 2006 The Barbara Wa_lters Summer Special (Other), 2006 I Love the '70s: Volume 2 (Other), 2006 Cavett Remembers the Comic Legends (Other), 2005 Paul Henning & The Hillbillies (Other), 2005 Just for Laughs (Other), 2004 Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time (Other), 2003-2006 60 Minutes (Other), 2003 Mwah! The Best of the Dinah Shore Show (Other), 2003 Mwah! The Best of the Dinah Shore Show (Sound), 2003 Larry King Live (Other), 2003 Cher: The Farewell Tour (Other), 2003 Bobby Darin: The Darin Invasion (in person), 2002 Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers (Other), 2002 Bob Hope's Funniest Out-Takes (Other), 1998-2002 Biography (Other), 1998 The Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (Other), 1997 American Masters (Other), 1996 The 68th Annual Academy Awards (in person), 1996 Naked Songs: The Life & Times of Rickie Lee Jones (Other), 1996 Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television (Other), 1996 Biography (in person), 1995 The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies (in person), 1995 Pioneers of Primetime (Other), 1995 Larry King Live: 10th Anniversary Volume One (Other), 1995 50 Years of Funny Females (Other), 1995 1st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (in person), 1994 Radioland Murders (Performer), 1994 Phenom (in person), 1994 Paul Merton's Palladium Story (Other), 1994 A Century of Cinema (in person), 1993 The Golden Palace (in person), 1993 The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame (in person), 1993 Montreal International Comedy Festival '93 (in person), 1993 Legend to Legend Night: A Celebrity Cavalcade (in person), 1993 Bob Hope: The First 90 Years (in person), 1992 Live with Kelly and Michael (in person), 1992 Legends of Comedy (Other), 1992 Jack Benny: Comedy in Bloom (in person), 1991 Today (in person), 1991 The 63rd Annual Academy Awards (in person), 1991 Montana Christmas Skies (in person), 1991 George Burns' 95th Birthday Party (in person), 1991 60 Minutes: The Entertainers (Other), 1990 The Arsenio Hall Show (in person), 1990 Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come (in person), 1990 Bob Hope: Don't Shoot Special (in person), 1989 The Pat Sajak Show (in person), 1989 The Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park Grand Opening (in person), 1989 Super Bowl Party (in person), 1989 Playboy Playmates of the Year: The 80's (Other), 1989 George Burns - His Wit and Wisdom (in person), 1989 Bob Hope's Love Affair with Lucy (in person), 1989 A Conversation with... (in person), 1989 A Conversation with Dinah (in person), 1989 50 Years of Television: A Golden Celebration (in person), 1988 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (in person), 1988 The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards (in person), 1988 Magic in the Magic Kingdom (in person), 1988 Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC (in person), 1988 CBS This Morning (in person), 1988 America's Tribute to Bob Hope (in person), 1988 18 Again! (Performer), 1987 Young at Heart (Sound), 1987 NBC Investigates Bob Hope (in person), 1987 Candid Camera: First 40 Years (in person), 1987 Better Homes and Gardens Super Picnic (in person), 1987 A Beverly Hills Christmas (in person), 1986 The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (Other), 1986 The 38th Annual Emmy Awards (in person), 1986 Lou Rawls Parade of Stars (in person), 1986 Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary (in person), 1986 George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special (in person), 1986 Classic Comedy Teams (Other), 1986 Bodywatch (Other), 1986 Bob Hope Lampoons the New TV Scene (Performer), 1986 All-Star Tribute to General Jimmy Doolittle (in person), 1985 Night of 100 Stars II (in person), 1985 Muppet Video: Rowlf's Rhapsodies with the Muppets (in person), 1985 George Burns Comedy Week (in person), 1985 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly (in person), 1984 Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars (in person), 1984 The Stars Salute the U.S. Olympic Team (in person), 1984 The Great Standups (Other), 1984 Oh, God! You Devil (Performer), 1984 Going Hollywood: The '30s (Other), 1983-1985 The Late Show with David Letterman (in person), 1983 The 10th Annual American Music Awards (in person), 1983 Parade of Stars (in person), 1983 Happy Birthday, Bob! (in person), 1983 Grandpa, Will You Run with Me (Performer), 1983 George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business (Sound), 1983 George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business (in person), 1983 Fame (in person), 1982 Two of a Kind (Performer), 1982 Night of 100 Stars (in person), 1982 George Burns in Concert (in person), 1982 George Burns and Other Sex Symbols (in person), 1982 Bob Hope Laughs with the Movie Awards (in person), 1981 Live from Studio 8H: 100 Years of America's Popular Music (in person), 1981 John Denver with His Special Guest George Burns: Two of a Kind (in person), 1981 Hour Magazine (in person), 1981 George Burns' Early, Early, Early Christmas Special (in person), 1981 Bob Hope's 30th Anniversary Special (in person), 1981 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire (in person), 1981 A Love Letter to Jack Benny (in person), 1980 The Best Joke I Ever Heard (in person), 1980 The 22nd Annual Grammy Awards (in person), 1980 Oh, God! Book II (Performer), 1980 George Burns in Nashville (in person), 1980 Ann-Margret: Hollywood Movie Girls (in person), 1979 The 51st Annual Academy Awards (in person), 1979 Just You and Me, Kid (Performer), 1979 Good Morning America (in person), 1979 Going in Style (Performer), 1978 The Goldie Hawn Special (in person), 1978 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: George Burns (in person), 1978 The Comedy Company (in person), 1978 Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy (in person), 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Performer), 1978 Science Fiction Film Awards (in person), 1978 Movie Movie (in person), 1978 Happy Birthday, Bob (in person), 1978 Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jimmy Stewart (in person), 1978 CBS: On the Air (in person), 1978 Alice (in person), 1977 The Muppet Show (in person), 1977 The George Burns One-Man Show (in person), 1977 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Frank Sinatra (in person), 1977 The Captain and Tennille (in person), 1977 Oh, God! (Performer), 1977 Hollywood Out-Takes (in person), 1977 Circus of the Stars #2 (in person), 1976 The George Burns Special (in person), 1976 The 48th Annual Academy Awards (in person), 1976 The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards (in person), 1976 The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (in person), 1976 Joys (in person), 1976 Friars Club Tribute to Gene Kelly (in person), 1976 Festival of Entertainment (in person), 1975/II The Sunshine Boys (in person), 1975/I The Sunshine Boys (Performer), 1975 The Smothers Brothers Show (in person), 1975 The Lion Roars Again (in person), 1975 The 1975 Annual Entertainment Hall of Fame Awards (in person), 1975 Ellery Queen (Performer), 1975 Cher (in person), 1974 Jack Benny's Second Farewell Special (in person), 1974 ABC Late Night (in person), 1973 Ann-Margret: When You're Smiling (in person), 1973 A Look at the World of SOYLENT GREEN (in person), 1972 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (in person), 1972 The Great Radio Comedians (in person), 1971-1973 The Merv Griffin Show (in person), 1971 This Is Your Life (in person), 1971 The Dick Cavett Show (in person), 1971 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Jack Benny But Were (in person), 1970-1971 The David Frost Show (in person), 1970 The Max Bygraves Hour (in person), 1970 The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians (in person), 1970 The Hollywood Palace (Other), 1970 The Darin Invasion (in person), 1970 The Bob Hope Show (in person), 1970 Swing Out, Sweet Land (in person), 1970 Here's Lucy (in person), 1970 Della (in person), 1969 This Is Tom Jones (in person), 1969 Jack Benny's New Look (in person), 1968-1970 The Jackie Gleason Show (in person), 1968 The Steve Allen Show (in person), 1968 That's Life (Performer), 1968 Carol Channing and 101 Men (in person), 1968 Carnival Nights (Performer), 1967-1970 The Kraft Music Hall (in person), 1967-1969 The Joey Bishop Show (in person), 1967 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (in person), 1967 The Pat Boone Show (in person), 1967 The Danny Kaye Show (in person), 1967 All About People (Performer), 1966-1974 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (in person), 1966 The Lucy Show (in person), 1966 Summer Fun (Producer), 1966 An Evening with Carol Channing (in person), 1964-1967 The Hollywood Palace (in person), 1964-1965 Wendy and Me (in person), 1964-1965 Wendy and Me (Producer), 1964 No Time for Sergeants (Producer), 1963-1989 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (in person), 1963 Music Shop (in person), 1962-1963 The Jack Paar Program (in person), 1962-1963 Mister Ed (Performer), 1962 Here's Hollywood (in person), 1961 The Royal Variety Performance 1961 (in person), 1961 The Garry Moore Show (in person), 1961 The DuPont Show of the Week (in person), 1961 Keyhole (in person), 1960 The George Burns Show (Performer), 1960 The George Burns Show (Sound), 1960 Maggie (Producer), 1959-1961 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (in person), 1959 The Bob Cummings Show (in person), 1959 Startime (in person), 1959 General Electric Theater (Performer), 1958-1960 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (in person), 1958-1959 The George Burns Show (Performer), 1958 Shower of Stars (in person), 1958 Mister Ed (Producer), 1957-1970 The Ed Sullivan Show (in person), 1957 The World Our Stage (in person), 1957 The Jackie Gleason Show (in person), 1956 The Solid Gold Cadillac (Performer), 1956 Shower of Stars (Performer), 1956 Climax! (in person), 1955-1959 This Is Your Life (in person), 1955-1958 The Bob Cummings Show (Performer), 1955 Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Beauty (in person), 1955 Screen Snapshots 7855: Pennies from Hollywood (in person), 1955 Hollywood Mothers and Fathers (in person), 1954-1964 What's My Line (in person), 1954 Screen Snapshots Series 33, No. 10: Hollywood Grows Up (Other), 1953-1956 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (Sound), 1952-1964 The Jack Benny Program (Performer), 1952 Stars in the Eye (in person), 1952 Screen Snapshots: Memories of Famous Hollywood Comedians (Other), 1952 Olympic Fund Telethon (in person), 1950-1958 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (Performer), 1950-1957 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (Producer), 1948 Screen Snapshots 9860: Hollywood Friars Honor George Jessel (in person), 1946 Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 10: Famous Fathers and Sons (in person), 1939 Honolulu (Performer), 1938 College Swing (Performer), 1937 A Damsel in Distress (Performer), 1936 The Big Broadcast of 1937 (Performer), 1936 College Holiday (Performer), 1935 The Big Broadcast of 1936 (Performer), 1935 Love in Bloom (Performer), 1935 Here Comes Cookie (in person), 1934 We're Not Dressing (Performer), 1934 Six of a Kind (Performer), 1934 Many Happy Returns (Performer), 1933 Walking the Baby (Performer), 1933 Walking the Baby (Writer), 1933 Let's Dance (Writer), 1933 Let's Dance (Performer), 1933 International House (Performer), 1933 Hollywood on Parade No. A-9 (in person), 1933 College Humor (Performer), 1932 Your Hat (Writer), 1932 Your Hat (Performer), 1932 The Big Broadcast (Performer), 1932 The Big Broadcast (Writer), 1932 The Babbling Book (Writer), 1932 The Babbling Book (Performer), 1932 Hollywood on Parade No. A-2 (in person), 1931 The Antique Shop (Performer), 1931 The Antique Shop (Writer), 1931 Pulling a Bone (Performer), 1931 Once Over, Light (Performer), 1931 Once Over, Light (Writer), 1931 Oh, My Operation (Writer), 1931 Oh, My Operation (Performer), 1931 100 Service (Performer), 1931 100 Service (Writer), 1930 Fit to Be Tied (Performer), 1930 Fit to Be Tied (Writer), 1929 Lambchops (Performer)

Theatre Credits
Say Goodnight Gracie - Other (October 10, 2002 - August 24, 2003), When Johnny Comes Marching Home - Performer (May 7, 1917 - June 16, 1917)

Born: December 15, 1923 in Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada
Died: September 11, 2009 in Ormstown, Québec, Canada

Film Credits
2009 The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (Other), 2008 The 50th Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 2007 My Night at the Grammys (Producer), 2005 The 47th Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 2004 The 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards (Producer), 2004 The 46th Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 2003 The 4th Annual Latin Grammy Awards (Producer), 2003 The 45th Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 2002 Celine Dion: A New Day Has Come (Producer), 2002 3rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards (Producer), 2001 2nd Annual Latin Grammy Awards (Producer), 2000 The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 2000 The 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards (Producer), 1999 The 41st Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 1999 Radio City Music Hall's Grand Re-Opening Gala (Producer), 1998 Céline Dion: These Are Special Times (Producer), 1997 The 39th Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 1997 Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (in person), 1994 Kathie Lee Gifford... Looking for Christmas (Producer), 1993 The Harry Connick Jr. Christmas Special (Producer), 1992 The 34th Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 1991 The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 1990 Grammy Legends (Producer), 1989 Grammy Living Legends (Producer), 1989 All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Producer), 1988 Too Young the Hero (Producer), 1988 The 30th Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 1987 The Grammy Lifetime Achievment Award Show (Producer), 1987 The 29th Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 1987 The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards (Producer), 1987 Kraft Salutes Super Night at the Super Bowl (Producer), 1987 Andy Williams and the NBC Kids: Easter in Rome (Producer), 1986 The 28th Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 1985 The 27th Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 1985 Andy Williams and the NBC Kids Search for Santa (Producer), 1984 The 26th Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 1983 The 25th Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 1983 Salute! (Producer), 1982 The Glen Campbell Music Show (Producer), 1982 The 24th Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 1982 Standing Room Only (Producer), 1982 People of the Year (Producer), 1981 The Grammy Hall of Fame (Producer), 1981 The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 1980 The Promise of Love (Producer), 1980 The 22nd Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (Producer), 1979 The 21st Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 1978 The New Adventures of Heidi (Producer), 1978 The First 100 Years of Recorded Music (Producer), 1978 The 20th Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 1978 Off-Hollywood (Producer), 1978 Hollywood's Diamond Jubilee (Producer), 1977-1980 Sha Na Na (Producer), 1977 The Keane Brothers Show (Producer), 1977 The 19th Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 1977 Super Night at Forest Hills (Producer), 1977 Happy Birthday, Las Vegas (Producer), 1975 The 17th Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 1974 The Hollywood Palladium (Producer), 1974 The 16th Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 1974 ABC Late Night (in person), 1974 ABC Late Night (Producer), 1973 The 15th Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 1972 The Jud Strunk Show (Producer), 1972 The 14th Annual Grammy Awards (Producer), 1971-1974 Stand Up and Cheer (Producer), 1971 The Manipulator (Producer), 1971 Changing Scene IV (Producer), 1971 Changing Scene III (Producer), 1970 The Switched-On Symphony (Producer), 1970 Movin' (Producer), 1970 Changing Scene II (Producer), 1970 Changing Scene (Producer), 1969 Feliciano! Very Special (Producer), 1969 Dionne Warwick- Souled Out (Producer), 1955 This Is Your Life (in person)

Theatre Credits
The Civil War - Production (April 22, 1999 - June 13, 1999), The Scarlet Pimpernel - Production (November 9, 1997 - January 2, 2000), Tommy Tune Tonite! - Production (December 28, 1992 - January 3, 1993), The Will Rogers Follies - Production (May 1, 1991 - September 5, 1993), The Egg - Production (January 8, 1962 - January 13, 1962)

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