26 July 2007

say good-night, gracie...

Gracie Allen was born 112 years ago today. She, IMHO, was one of the greatest comediennes who ever performed. Zany is one word that describes her work. She was married to George Burns, who played her straight man. He once said that his job was easy. He just had to stand next to her and ask questions. She wins the prize of the ditzy blond [though I don't know if she was a blond] hands down. When you listen to her, the answers she gives make perfect sense even if they are totally outrageous. The clip below is hilarious.

"Say good-night, Gracie." was the line that every one of their TV shows ended with. Well, actually, the last line was her saying, "Good-night" and walking off the stage.

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