I Love Her, That's Why! An Autobiography by George Burns

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She puts salt in the pepper shaker and pepper in the salt shaker because then if she gets mixed up, she's right. She shortens the electric cords in the house to save electricity. That's the character Gracie Allen has played for years. And for all that time people have asked George Burns, "How do you stand it? Why do you put up with it?" And for twenty-eight years George has been answering, "I love her, that's why!" This story of the life George Burns has led, both B.G. and A.G. (before and after Gracie), is genuinely funny and genuinely moving. Nobody knows more jokes than he -- he's used only his best here; nobody knows so well how far down down can be, while very few have been at the top so long. He tells it all, and he tells it well (he admits unblushingly that he has the best collaborator in the business). And he has succeeded in making this love letter to Gracie, a letter that will delight anyone lucky enough to read it.

Originally published in 1955, I Love Her, That's Why! is the first of several autobiographies written by George Burns. It talks about his childhood, his early career, his early girlfriends and meeting Gracie. After that, the book is entirely about Gracie, but from his perspective -- one of the best love stories of the 20th century!

George Burns (1896 - 1996) "was an American comedian, actor and writer. He was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned vaudeville, film, radio, and television. His arched eyebrow and cigar smoke punctuation became familiar trademarks for over three-quarters of a century. At the age of 79, Burns' career was resurrected as an amiable, beloved and unusually active old comedian in the 1975 film The Sunshine Boys, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He continued to work until shortly before his death, in 1996, at the age of 100." -- Excerpt from Wikipedia

Gracie Allen (1902 - 1964), "was an American comedienne who became internationally famous as the zany partner and comic foil of husband George Burns. For contributions to the television industry, Gracie Allen was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6672 Hollywood Boulevard. She and George Burns are also both members of the Television Hall of Fame, having earned joint induction in 1988." -- Excerpt from Wikipedia

Contents Covered:

  • Prologue
  • The Pee Wee Quartette
  • Mamma Was a Straight Man
  • My Brush with the Garment Industry
  • The Hot Suit
  • My First and Only Blonde
  • Big Rose Cohen and Little Rose Cohen
  • No Talent, but Nice Vests
  • The Yankee Doodle Blues
  • Next to Closing
  • Dizzy
  • Black Christmas
  • "Lambchops"
  • It's a Funny Thing about the Palace
  • The Bird That Flies Backward
  • Mamma's Exit
  • The $1,700 Disappointment Act
  • Gracie's Lost Brother
  • Mostly about Gracie -- but Not Entirely
  • Guess What! Mamma Can Sew!
  • Hollywood Sociables
  • Inside Television
  • Good Night
  • Index
Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages: 293
Page Size: A4 (210mm × 297mm)
Download Size: 24.5 MB
Product CodeILWKDI1100

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