WorldCat Identities

Allen, Gracie 1902-1964

Overview
Works: 653 works in 1,019 publications in 3 languages and 12,623 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Musical films  Television comedies  Romantic comedy films  Film adaptations  Radio comedies  Short films  Television programs  Filmed dance 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Singer, Speaker
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4375
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gracie Allen
W.C. Fields comedy collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You can't cheat an honest man: "W.C. Fields portrays Larson E. Whipsnade, ringmaster of the seedy circus Giganticus. Whipsnade gets nothing but trouble from his performers, and his daughter (Constance Moore) is torn between a wealthy cad and a charming ventriloquist, played by Edgar Bergen"--Container
Burns and Allen by George Burns( Recording )

85 editions published between 1946 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two episodes from the Burns and Allen radio program
A damsel in distress by George Stevens( Visual )

14 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song, dance, and comedy accompany a tale of love between an upperclass English woman and a visiting American. Contains George Gershwin's last completed score
The George Burns and Gracie Allen show( Visual )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of television's most beloved husband and wife teams starred in this variety show as a straight man husband and ditzy wife. This disc features three classic episodes of the 1950-1958 show that was broadcast on CBS
Old-time radio( Recording )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twelve radio episodes, digitally restored and remastered from recordings of comedy shows originally broadcast between 1942 and 1952, when radio was at its peak
Carole Lombard : the glamour collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Man of the world) A young American girl visits Paris accompanied by her fiancee and her wealthy uncle. (We're not dressing) Beautiful high society type Doris Worthington is entertaining guests on her yacht in the Pacific when it hits a reef and sinks. (Hands across the table) A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance. (Love before breakfast) Kay bounces between boyfriend Bill and a Wall Street tycoon who thinks he knows what's best for her and bosses her around. (The princess comes across) A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a crusie ship. (True confession) Helen and Ken are a pretty strange couple, she is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest lawyer
College swing( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

College swing: a tune-filled spoof of small-town college
International house( Visual )

5 editions published between 1933 and 2004 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A zany scientist in China invents a radio you can see: television. Every country wants to buy the rights, so characters from around the world converge on China and collide into a free-wheeling double-dealing variety show
The George Burns & Gracie Allen Show( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three episodes of the George Burns & Gracie Allen Show broadcast on CBS from October 12, 1950 to September 22, 1958
Cavalcade of comedy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A laugh-filled time capsule of the brightest lights of vaudeville, showcasing the early works of such legends as Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, Burns and Allen, and more. Also provides a fascinating record of stage legends fading into memory
The George Burns & Gracie Allen Show( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three episodes of the George Burns & Gracie Allen Show broadcast on CBS from October 12, 1950 to September 22, 1958
Burns and Allen : 3 half-hour episodes( Visual )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas comedy show, including George as Santa Claus and Gracie's unique version of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'
Classic comedy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Situation comedies have been among the most watched and enjoyed of all television shows throughout history
The Bob Hope show by Bob Hope( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astaire talks about his new movie, Easter Parade, and he and Bob do a sketch about a pair of down-and-out vaudevillians
Comedy superstars( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episodes from popular radio comedy programs, including the Abbot & Costello show, The Amos 'n' Andy show, the Burns and Allen show, Duffy's Tavern, Fibber McGee and Molly, The Great Gildersleeve, the Jack Benny program, the Life of Riley, My favorite husband, and Our Miss Brooks. Accompanying booklet gives the history of each program
George Burns & Gracie Allen by George Burns( Recording )

12 editions published between 1933 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two episodes of the comedy show starring Burns and Allen. In the first episode Gracie decides George should have been a doctor. In the second episode Cesar Romero drops by for a visit and displays his powers for attracting women
The George Burns & Gracie Allen collection( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Married couple George Burns and Gracie Allen play themselves in this television series. Enjoy the daffy antics of Gracie and the endless patience of straight man George as they get mixed up in one hilarious situation after another
George Burns/Gracie Allen : 3 movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here comes Cookie: A wealthy retiree surprises everyone by deeding his entire fortune to his ditzy daughter. But when the newly rich young woman becomes convinced the family is actually on the verge of bankruptcy, complications abound -- Six of a kind: Sharing a car on a drive to California with another couple turns into a comedy marathon -- Love in bloom: Lighthearted story of a young woman on the run from her past. Just when she thinks she's escaped life with the carnival, she's drawn back into the footlights by the comic scheming of her brother and his wife
Burns & Allen : Gracie Allen for President( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1940, American was still staggering its way out of the Great Depression and war clouds were rolling in from Europe. In the early months of that year, the upcoming Presidential campaign spotlight turned to perhaps the unlikeliest but certainly the most entertaining, candidate of all. On February 28, 1940, Gracie Allen declared her pioneering female candidacy for President of the United States on the Surprise Party ticket. Politics was perfect for Gracie's particular brand of logical illogic; and from the very start her campaign caught the public fancy. This quirky collection includes 12 surviving "campaign" episodes of the classic Burns & Allen radio program, as well as "campaign stops" by Gracie on the Jack Benny and Fibber McGee & Molly radio programs
Honolulu( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handsome movie heartthrob Brooks Mason (Robert Young) is tired of being besieged by adoring fans. When he meets his exact double, a shy Hawaiian plantation owner named George Smith (also play by Young), they decide to switch for a month. Masons sails to Hawaii, falls in love with a beautiful dancer (Eleanor Powell). Smith is sent to a New York hospital, thanks to overzealous fans. The unique comedy of George Burns and Gracie Allen add to the fun in the hilarious tale of mistaken identities and true love
 
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Carole Lombard : the glamour collection
Alternative Names
Allen, Gracie, 1905-1964

Burns, George, Mrs., 1902-1964

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A damsel in distressOld-time radioCarole Lombard : the glamour collectionInternational houseThe Bob Hope showBurns & Allen : Gracie Allen for PresidentGeorge Burns and Gracie Allen : a bio-bibliography