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July 26, 1895
Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen was an American comedienne
who became internationally famous as the zany partner and comic foil of
husband George Burns.
The U.S. Census data collected on June 1, 1900. According to the
information in the Census records for the State of California, City and
County of San Francisco, enumeration district 38, family 217, page 11-A,
one Grace Allen — daughter of George and Maggie Allen, and youngest
sister of Bessie, Hazel and Pearl Allen — was born in California in
July 1895. She had various birth dates. Her marker says July 26, 1902.
In 1909 Allen joined her sister, Bessie, as a vaudeville performer.
At a performance in 1922 Allen met George Burns and the two formed a
comedy act. The two were married on January 7, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Died August 27, 1964 (age 69)
Gracie Allen fought a long battle with heart disease, finally dying
from a heart attack in Hollywood.
Where are famous people buried?
- Woodlawn Memorial Park, Nashville, Tennessee
- Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, California
- Cremated, ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean