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First Episode: February 15, 1932
Last Episode: May 17, 1950
Number of Episodes: Approximately 676
Network: CBS (Start thru 3-24-37 / 9-30-38 thru 6-26-40/ 10-06-42 thru 6-25-45 / 9-21-49 thru End); NBC (4-12-37 thru 8-01-38 / 7-01-40 thru 6-30-42 / 9-20-45 thru 6-23-49)
Cast Members: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Elvia Allman, Bea Benaderet, Tommy Bernard, Sara Berner, Mel Blanc, Margaret Brayton, Hans Conried, Richard Crenna, Gale Gordon, Joseph Kearns, Elliott Lewis, Wally Maher, Hal March, Marvin Miller, Gerald Mohr, Clarence Nash, Mary Lee Robb, Doris Singleton, Eric Snowden, Dawn Bender
Producers/Directors: Ed Gardner, Al Kaye, Ralph Levy
Announcers: Truman Bradley, John Conte, Paul Douglas, Ronald Drake, Bill Goodwin, John Hiestand, Ken Niles, Tobe Reed, Harry Von Zell, Jimmy Wallington
Sound Effects: David Light, Virgil Reimer, Al Span
Singers: Truman Bradley, Jimmy Cash, Dick Foran, Richard Haydn, John Hiestand, Tony Martin, Frank Parker, Jimmy Wallington, Milton Watson
Orchestras: Eddy Duchin, Jana Garber, Glen Gray, Ferde Grofe, Henry King, Harry Lubin, Felix Mills, Ray Noble, Jacques Renard, Artie Shaw, Paul Whiteman, Meredith Willson
Writers: Harmon J Alexander, Hal Block, Carroll Carroll, Harry Conn, Henry Garson, Helen Gould Harvey, Harvey Helm, Paul Henning, Keith Fowler, John P Medbury, Aaron J Ruben
Sponsors: Block Drugs, Campbell Soups, Chesterfield Cigarettes, Grape Nuts, Hinds Cream, Hormel Meats, Lever Brothers (Swan Soap), Maxwell House Coffee , Robert Burns Panatella, White Owl Cigars
Typical Episode Length: 30 Minutes
For the first hundred or so episodes, this show was actually titled, “The Adventures of Gracie”. Then the name was changed to “The George Burns & Gracie Allen Show” but it became commonly referred to as “The Burns & Allen Show”.
Just 5 months after the George Burns and Gracie Allen radio show left the air, the Burns and Allen TV Show aired its first episode. The series lasted for eight seasons and 291 episodes!
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