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suffers.
Nobody knows better than
wt.- do how much help and
understanding is needed. That's
why our service and rehabili-
tation programs emphasize
the whole family, not just the
cancer patient.
Among our regular services
we provide information and
guidance to patients and families,.
transport patients to and from
treatment, supply home care
items and assist patients in their
return to everyday life.
Life is what concerns us. The
life of cancer patients. The lives of
their families. So you can see we
are even more than the research
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No one faces cancer alone.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY' •

ner in a family of 12. I went
into show business and the
others went to school." In
fact, he began singing in the
streets, saloons and ferry
boats at age seven with the
Pee Wee Quartet.
He struggled with a con-
stantly changing act until
1923, when he teamed up
with Gracie Allen, then an
unemployed 17-year-old
Irish-American actress and
daughter of a song-and-dance
man. They performed five
times a day in Vaudeville,
living out of a trunk.
Initially, Burns was the
comic and Gracie "the
straight man," but they re-
versed roles after the first
performance — when she
drew all the laughs. Burns,
with his raspy voice and dry
delivery, and the scatter-
brained Gracie were perfect
foils. They were married in
1926.
They first entered the de-
veloping medium of radio as
guests on Eddie Cantor's pro-
gram in 1931. Their audience
appeal was great, and they
were signed to appear on the
Rudy Vallee and Guy Lom-
bardo shows. The next year,
they signed for their own
CBS program, and they were
regulars on radio and TV
until Gracie retired in 1958.
Her death, as well as that
of comedian Jack Benny,
were the biggest blows in
Burns' life. "Jack was my
best friend for 55 years. He
was always great," Burns
said.
Benny had reciprocal feel-
ings. "Everything George
says makes me laugh. He is
one of the funniest men in
show business," he said.
Ironically, Benny's death
was indirectly responsible for
the resurgence of Burns'
career, for it was Burns who
inherited from Benny the role
of Al Lewis in the 1975
movie The Sunshine Boys.
For his performance as the
old-time vaudevillian, Burns
became the oldest winner of
the Oscar for best supporting
actor.
Next came the title role in
Oh God in 1977. The Warner
Brothers smash won him a
new generation of young
fans. He played in two other
Oh God movies, which
prompted him to wave his
ever-present cigar and re-
mark, "I played God three
times without makeup."
How does the doctor feel
about his smoking ten cigars
a day? "The doctor died," re-
plied Burns. His best selling
book "How To Live To Be 100
or More" is dedicated to the
widows of his last six doctors.
Will Burns retire? "Never,"
he declared. "What are you
gonna do except sit there and
play with your cuticles? I re-
tired during all those years I
worked with Gracie," he said.
"Comedians don't quit. If
they hear one laugh they
keep going, which is exactly
what I intend to do."

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