GEORGE BURNS - FIRST DAY COVER WITH AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 45799
GEORGE BURNS George Burns inscribes and signs a philatelic envelope saluting Douglas Fairbanks. Philatelic Envelope inscribed and signed: "To Steve,/My best/George Burns", 6½x3½.
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George Burns inscribes and signs a philatelic envelope saluting Douglas Fairbanks.
Philatelic Envelope inscribed and signed: "To Steve,/My best/George Burns", 6½x3½. First Day Cover saluting Douglas Fairbanks with cachet of him at left, block of six Performing Artists stamps affixed, postmarked Denver, CO, May 23, 1984, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. 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). Fine condition.
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