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On the cover of 'Radio Guide'

On the cover of 'Radio Guide'

One of the true institutions of American comedy, George and Gracie conquered vaudeville, the movies, radio, and television in that order. Gracie was the classic scatterbrained blonde whom George loved even as he ran afoul of her verbal twists and crazy schemes. They're in fine form in an early Vitaphone talking picture short subject ("Lamb Chops") ; they made two dozen feature films in the 1930s and 40s; their television show won 6 Emmys; and then there was the radio show.

For 18 years -- first as a more-or-less traditional variety show, then as a situation comedy -- they tickled listeners' funnybones. Gracie's misunderstandings and George's misgivings set in motion sitcom traditions that still echo today.

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Feb 28 1940 Gracie Runs for President
Apr 10 1940 Gracie Wins Wisconsin
Oct 03 1944 George is jealous of Gracie's old boyfriend
Mar 06 1947 Gracie Takes Up Crime-Solving
Mar 13 1947 Defending the Rat
Apr 03 1947 Easter Hat War Council
Nov 20 1947 Royal Wedding
Nov 25 1948 Gracie's Baby Turkey Swallows a Wedding Ring
Dec 30 1948 New Year's Eve Party
Mar 08 1950 Income Tax Problems
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