Book Reviews of Gracie: A Love Story

Gracie: A Love Story
Gracie A Love Story
Author: George Burns
ISBN-13: 9780140126563
ISBN-10: 0140126562
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 319
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Penguin
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Well worth reading - even if you never knew that the ditzy commedienne Gracie Allen once ran for President of the USA.
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Helpful Score: 2
What a delightful journey through the years of vauderville, radio and television in the early days with two incredibly funny, loving and hard-working people, who brought with them their famous playmates like Jack Benney, Cary Grant, Mryna Loy, Fred Astaire, and so many other famous Hollywood entertainers and movie stars who got their start at the very beginning of that industry. This is a thoroughly clean, entertaining, humerous exposition of George Burns and his wife, Gracie Allen who made generations laugh and laugh. In this book I find George really downplayed his part in their act. Gracie was a smart woman with an incredible memory and acting skills
to pull off the acts George put together. They were both brilliant and just two hardworking, devoted-to-their-craft people who fell in love and spent the rest of their life together truly loving each other, being funny and pulling "funnies" on their famous friends.
This book was a total delight as well as a romp through an era of very interesting history. I learned a lot while chuckling a lot.
I invite you to enjoy yourself. This book is good, clean fun.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed "Gracie" -- as long as I remembered to take it "with a grain of salt". George paints a very pretty picture of their relationship. It is interesting to learn a bit about the vaudeville life. If you are familiar with vaudeville performers, you'll find it fun to be reminded of their antics and characters.
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Helpful Score: 1
Delightful bio of Gracie Allen written by Beorge Burns. Filled with humor it gives a lovely picture of this woman..who was just not the crazy nitwit we all saw on Television. High recommend!
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Warm and wonderful biography of his wife by George Burns.
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Every woman should be so loved...great story.
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George Burns' tribute to his beloved wife, Gracie Allen. Published 1988.
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This book was every bit the Love Story it promises to be. We are treated to a tale about a beautiful, graceful, women with a lively career in Hollywood.
It gives a wonderful view of the changes actors made from vaudeville, to radio, to television, to the stage.
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Gracie was a woman with talent and much loved. She was the backbone of George Burns. Worth the read - it's sort of a love story.