GEORGE BURNS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/07/1954 CO-SIGNED BY: GRACIE ALLEN - HFSID 277507
Sale Price $292.50
GEORGE BURNS and GRACIE ALLEN
Rare typed letter from 1954 to a fan signed "George and Gracie". Few Burns and Allen documents available to the public are signed this way.
Typed letter signed "George and Allen" by both. 1 page, 7x10¼. Los Angeles, California, May 7, 1954. Addressed to William J. Wedge, 822 W. Ottawa St., Lansing 15, Michigan. In full: "Dear Mr. Wedge: Thank you for your very nice letter and the very kind things you say. It is with great pleasure that we hear from someone such as you and we will try doubly hard to please you in the future. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness. Sincerely, George Burns & Gracie Allen." Accompanied by: Original unsigned envelope that letter was mailed in. No return address but postmarked Los Angeles, California, May 7, 1954, with one 3¢ blue National Guard stamp affixed. This letter appears to have been signed by both Burns and Allen. It's especially interesting because few documents available to the public are signed "George and Gracie"; they usually signed their full names. 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). Lightly toned and creased. Folded in half horizontally and twice vertically and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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