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Ronnie Burns

Actor from United States of America

Ronald Jon "Ronnie" Burns (July 9, 1935 – November 14, 2007) was a television actor primarily remembered as the adopted son of comedians George Burns and Gracie Allen. Burns was born in Evanston, Illinois, and was adopted at the age of two months. According to George Burns, Ronnie had been the most sickly baby up for adoption from the agency, and Gracie chose him because she particularly felt he needed their help. Ronnie's older sister, Sandra Jean, had been adopted shortly before. At seventeen, Ronnie joined the cast of his parents' The Burns & Allen Show which ran from 1950 to 1958. Later he appeared on The George Burns Show, which did not feature Gracie Allen, who had retired. This show failed despite the presence of George, Ronnie and Sandra Burns as well as Bea Benaderet and Harry von Zell, who had appeared on The Burns & Allen Show. Burns starred in the 1960–1961 NBC comedy series Happy in which he and Yvonne Lime Fedderson played Chris and Sally Day, the parents of a talking baby called "Happy". Burns played the manager of the Palm Desert Hotel in Palm Springs, California. Lloyd Corrigan, Doris Packer, and Burt Metcalfe had supporting roles. Burns' most memorable appearance  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Ronald Jon Burns
Date of birth
1935-07-09
Place of birth
Evanston
Nationality
United States of America
Parents
George Burns, Gracie Allen
Spouse(s)
Peggy Burns
Profession
Actor

Death

Date of death
2007-11-14
Cause of death
Cancer
Place of death
Pacific Palisades

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