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George Burns Partners with Carol Channing in Comedy Show

June 6, 1962 - George Burns (pictured with Ann-Margret) and Carol Channing won critical acclaim at the premiere of their comedy show at the Orpheum Theatre in Seattle. The pair had never worked together before. “A little more touring vaudeville like the Burns and Channing brand could kill television,” Louis Guzzo of The Seattle Times reported. Mr. Burns, 66, thus performed for the first time with anyone other than his wife, Gracie Allen, who retired in 1958. Miss Channing, at one point in the show, lampooned Marlene Dietrich in a routine that brought down the house. Mr. Burns, twirling his usual cigar, delivered a commentary on Hollywood and sang and danced in addition to his dialogues with Miss Channing.


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