Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Nice Women Celebrities photos

Nice Women Celebrities photos

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1951 Old Gold Cigarettes Ad, with TV Announcer & Actor Dennis James women celebrities
Image by classic_film Vintage 1950s magazine advertisement, Old Gold Cigarettes, with legendary TV host, actor, and announcer Dennis James (August 24, 1917â€"June 3, 1997), 1951 Brief Dennis James bio from Wikipedia: American television personality, actor, and announcer. He is credited as the host of television's first network game show, the DuMont Network's Cash and Carry, in 1946. James was the first person to host a telethon and the first to appear in a television commercial. [...] James often addressed the TV audience as "Mother", a practice he had begun when discussing the finer points of wrestling during his sports broadcasts. He feared the men in the audience would be insulted by the implication that they didn't already know the rules (even if they didn't), but would accept that James was merely explaining things for the benefit of women viewers. During the 1953â€"54 season, James was the announcer of the quiz program Judge for Yourself, which aired on NBC, with Fred Allen as the emcee. James gained his greatest fame as the host of numerous game shows. Prior to 1956, he and Bert Parks hosted the ABC musical game show Stop the Music. In 1956, James emceed the short-lived High Finance on CBS in which contestants answer current events questions to build up a jackpot for prizes. James later hosted the NBC daytime revival of Name That Tune (1974â€"75) and his last game show, the weekly syndicated nighttime version of The (New) Price is Right (1972â€"77). James and producer Mark Goodson co-hosted a promotional film, selling stations on the 1972 revival of Price, which was originally hosted by James' fellow TV pioneer Bill Cullen. [...] Outside of sports and game shows, James was also a popular commercial spokesman for products including Old Gold cigarettes, Kellogg's cereals and, through his own production company, many local and regional companies and businesses. For nearly 30 years, James was the spokesman for Physicians Mutual Insurance Company until his death in 1997. His expression "Okay? Okay!" became a trademark in many of James' commercials. He returned to his wrestling roots in the 1978 Henry Winkler film The One and Only as the announcer for Winkler's title match, and was also the wrestling commentator in Rocky III for Rocky Balboa's match against Thunderlips (played by Hulk Hogan). His final acting appearance was in The Method in 1997. ************************* Published in Quick news weekly magazine, Sep. 24, 1951, Vol. 5 No. 13 Fair use/no known copyright. If you use this photo, please provide attribution credit; not for commercial use (see Creative Commons license)

A Brief History of Hollywood women celebrities
Image by Profound Whatever 1910-1920 â€" Since the majority of early movie audiences are women and children, moviemakers begin producing adventure serials with women in lead roles, including actress Pearl White, dubbed “the queen of the serials”. Female writers and directors are common behind-the-scenes: Alice Guy-Blaché breaks ground as a highly prolific director in the pre-Hollywood era, while Lois Weber becomes the highest paid director during Universal’s early years. Journalist Frances Marion is hired as a screenwriter and writes over 250 films, including THE POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL for Mary Pickford, already one of the country’s most respected actresses. Pickford’s rewarding partnership with Marion helps forge a new type of celebrity: the movie star.

Award Winner women celebrities
Image by Extra Medium This woman won the award for "Hottest Girl in Rap Video". So with categories like that, you know we're dealing with a top-notch award show. I found out that she's actually pretty popular. I sent her a photo of mine, and she was so excited she actually is using it as her default Myspace profile photo. Not bad since she already had plenty of photos from that night.

Nice Celebrity Eclipse Pictures photos

Nice Celebrity Eclipse Pictures photos

A few nice celebrity eclipse pictures images I found:

Celebrity Eclipse Main Dining Room (2) celebrity eclipse pictures
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Celebrity Solstice. Grass Lawn. celebrity eclipse pictures
Image by Tom Mascardo 1 The Lawn Club. Guests are welcome to play miniature golf, croquet and bocce ball. Unfortunately, wine and cheese picnics are impossible because the underground irrigation system used to keep the grass alive leaves the grass a little damp to the touch. Oh, and no high heels! Celebrity Solstice is the first of five in the Solstice Class of vessels deployed by Celebrity Cruises on behalf of Royal Caribbean International. Other vessels in the Solstice class include the Celebrity Equinox and the Celebrity Eclipse.

Celebrity Eclipse Tour Lunch: main course fish celebrity eclipse pictures
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Corgi Degreaser

Corgi Degreaser

Some cool names of celebrities images:

Corgi Degreaser names of celebrities
Image by Apionid Been trying to get rid of this stuff for ages. We're Here! My name on a plate (Celebrity endorsed products)

Jazz Musician & Band Leader Woody Herman Star, Star Walk Outside Hotel San Carlos, Phoenix, Arizona names of celebrities
Image by classic_film This star bears the name of and the electronic engraved signature of legendary jazz musician and band leader Woody Herman (May 16, 1913 - October 29, 1987). This is one of a number of metal stars that are embedded in the surrounding walkway on the east and south sides of the historic Hotel San Marcos (down Monroe Street and Central Avenue) in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Imitating the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame in California, this "Star Walk" was created in 1993 to commemorate the hotel's 65th birthday, and to serve as a tribute to the movie stars of the Golden Era of Hollywood and other celebrities who were regular guests of the elegant hotel in its earlier glory years. Location: 202 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, Arizona Some historical background about the historic hotel; text selections from the Hotel San Carlos website: The Hotel San Carlos was established in 1928, and is a proud member of The Historic Hotels of America and The National Trust for Historic Preservation. 1927: The Hotel San Carlos finally became the hotel project the growing city yearned for when Charles Harris, financed by Dwight B. Heard, purchased the hotel site and began construction. The design was done by nationally known architects, G. Witecross Ritchie of Los Angeles, in the Italian renaissance style. 1928: The formal Grand opening March 20th, 1928 was boldly announced in the Arizona Gazette (now the Arizona Republic). Mr. Dwight Heard, a prominent figure in Phoenix real estate and development, and his partner, Charles Harris, were very proud of their state-of-the-art hotel. It was the most modern hotel in the entire Southwest United States, the first air conditioned, high-rise hotel in Phoenix, and the first high-rise hotel with elevators (hand operated) in the state. It had Italian tapestries, a card room, dancing, and an outdoor sun room. At a time when the latest automobile, the model "A" Ford, cost only 0, the Hotel San Carlos was build at a cost of nearly 0,000! [...] 1928-1960: During this time, the hotel continued to be a hub for the Phoenix elite, political and social, as well as a Mecca for Hollywood stars. Mae West stayed here in 1929 while performing at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams, in "I'm No Angel". It was reported she left orders with the front desk to "not be awaked until 3:00 pm with a bottle of champagne and two glasses." The Phoenix Press Club was founded here. Clark Gable and Carole Lombard spent much of their romantic time here in Arizona at the San Carlos. Gable often referred to Lombard as the "love of his life." Marilyn Monroe was a guest during her filming of Bus Stop. She wanted a room close to our pool on the third floor, so that she could slip out to the deck and sunbath with the least amount of attention. Other stars such as Spencer Tracy, Jean Harlow, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart, Gene Autry, and big band artists Kay Starr, Woody Herman and Harry James all spent time here over the years. Governors, senators, and countless other notables, also enjoyed the services of the San Carlos over the years.

Nice Celebrity Legs photos

Nice Celebrity Legs photos

Some cool celebrity legs images:

Maria Sharapova @ Roland Garros celebrity legs
Image by johanlb Maria Yuryevna Sharapova is an aggressive baseliner, with power, depth, and angles on her forehand and backhand. Despite her powerful game, Sharapova's greatest asset is considered to be her mental toughness and competitive spirit. 05/2011. Photo by © Johan Le Bail. view large on black | visit my website | 500px | follow me on twitter | see me on facebook

Luiza Brunet: Reina Imperatriz 2008 celebrity legs
Image by sfmission.com Luiza Brunet was the Queen of the drums for Portela up until 1993. She is well remembered for her distinguished career as the godmother, since 1994, for Imperatriz Leopoldinense, which was fortunate to participate in five Special Samba School titles: 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000 and 2001. She did not participate in the Sambodromo Carnaval from 2005-2007  but returned to again be Queen of the drums for Imperatriz Leopoldinense in this carnival of 2008. Born to humble beginnings amidst the grand natural surrounding of the Pantanal, on May 24, 1962. One of 6 children born to Luiz da Silva, a farmer from the  northeastern state of Ceará, and Alzira Botelho da Silva, a homemaker from Rio de Janeiro When she was 8 years old, she moved with her family to Rio, where she lived in the suburb of Inhaúma. She had trouble adjusting to city life and had to leave school early at 12 to help the family get by. Her beauty attracted unwelcome attention among employers and she married her first husband at 16, Gumercindo Brunet. The marriage became difficult as Luiza's career took off and ended after 7 years. Luiza Brunet became famous in the early 80s, as a model. She  posed naked for several exclusive male magazines including He and She and Playboy ( May of 1983, December 1984 and May 1986 ). But in 1984, Luiza met Argentinean antique dealer Armando Fernandez, with whom she is still married. On June 6, 1988, she had her first daughter, Yasmin. . She has been married since 1985 to the older Fernandez however as of this appearance the couple is separated.  They have two children, Yasmin and Anthony in 1997. Luiza Brunet has been a spokesperson for campaigns promoting the prevention of breast cancer and breastfeeding and is considered a successful businesswoman as well as a great beauty. "Why in the TOP 20 Brazilian Brunettes List? Luiza Brunet has fascinating eyes, long proportional legs and a seductive personality. Her enticing dark hair looks the same since her teen years. If this ranking was made a few years ago, Luiza Brunet would be definitely in our top position. ---Andre Skowronski writing about www.belavista-rio.com/blog/category/top-brazilian-muses/b... Luiza's  favorite place in Brazil is the famous resort Búzios, popular with many other celebrities as well. Her oldest daughter, Yasmin Brunet, is also a successful model. The actual title is "madrina de batería" or godmother of the drum orchestra but Queen of the Drums has become the more popular title in English. More at More at Carnaval Queens & Muses

Nice Celebs photos

Nice Celebs photos

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The Gifted Queen Sabine Mondestin Show Her Curves celebs
Image by Sabine Mondestin Waiting for your Comment on my facebook Fan page www.facebook.com/pages/Sabine-Mondestin/197378436104

Barefoot in the rain celebs
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The Black Madona Queen Sabine celebs
Image by Sabine Mondestin www.sabinemondestin.com

Nice Celebrity Fashion Games photos

Nice Celebrity Fashion Games photos

A few nice celebrity fashion games images I found:

Alex Dimitriades celebrity fashion games
Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer The Star Turns In On; Tonight in Sin City Sydney, Australia Echo Entertainment is apparently more about entertainment than gambling these days, casino tie in or not, and tonight its party time at The Star. This is most assuredly worth taking a gamble on. There's a strong chance that by the time you stop parting you would have had an absolute blast. They have hosted countless international acts and acted as home to the Hollywood and Las Vegas stars where they come down under to Sin City Sydney. They continue to push the celebrity card, and then there's the nightclubs, bars and The Darling - the 5 star hotel. If you want to find Wheel of Fortune, Cleopatra or other slot and table games, you won't have any trouble with that either. It's all there for the taking. Work hard and play and party harder. Promo... On Friday, 11 May The Star is lighting up with a night of festivities and events across the complex from 6pm til late. Best of all the events are open to everyone, so come on down and kick your weekend off in style! ROCK LILY British India Live As part of "The Star Turns It ​On" event on Friday, Melbourne indie band British India will be playing a free headlining set at The Star's home of live music, Rock Lily, from 10pm. THE DARLING Party in The Darling ​A killer DJ line-up featuring Zoe Badwi and Alex Dimitriades from 7pm, complimentary drinks, delicious canapés and giveaways. First in, best dressed! RETAIL COLLECTION Fashion Event ​A special fashion night will commence in our retail collection from 6pm, with in-store offers, models parading the various designer wares available, complimentary hand massages by The Spa at The Darling therapists, plus glasses of bubbles and beer. 24/7 SPORTS BAR Sports Stars at 24/7 Sports Bar Sports celebrities will be on-hand for photos and autographs at 24/7 Sports Bar from 6pm, including NRL greats Wendell Sailor, Benji Marshall and NSW Origin captain Paul Gallen and current South Sydney Rabbitohs. Plus all the Friday night football action on the mega screen. CHERRY After Party in Cherry A​fter exploring The Star, join us for an after party at our cocktail bar, Cherry. Celebrity Apprentice star and glamour sportswoman, Lauryn Eagle, will be hostess for the evening, plus tunes by DJ Jam Xpress. Champagne and cocktail specials will be available. Who's coming tonight... Lauryn Eagle, Alex Dimitriades, Zoe Badwi, British India, Wendell Sailor, Benji Marshall and Paul Gallen. Wrap Up... The Star's tag line is 'There will be stories', and its a sure bet Star will live up to that tonight. Something tells us the stories won't be out until later over the weekend when everyone starts recovering from a Star hangover... a positive one of course. Websites The Star www.star.com.au Echo Entertainment www.echoentertainment.com.au Cherry www.star.com.au/sydney-nightlife/Pages/cherry.aspx 24/7 Sports Bar www.star.com.au/sydney-nightlife/Pages/24-7-sports-bar.aspx Music News Australia www.musicnewsaustralia.com Eva Rinaldi Photography www.evarinaldi.com

Alex Dimitriades celebrity fashion games
Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer The Star Turns In On; Tonight in Sin City Sydney, Australia Echo Entertainment is apparently more about entertainment than gambling these days, casino tie in or not, and tonight its party time at The Star. This is most assuredly worth taking a gamble on. There's a strong chance that by the time you stop parting you would have had an absolute blast. They have hosted countless international acts and acted as home to the Hollywood and Las Vegas stars where they come down under to Sin City Sydney. They continue to push the celebrity card, and then there's the nightclubs, bars and The Darling - the 5 star hotel. If you want to find Wheel of Fortune, Cleopatra or other slot and table games, you won't have any trouble with that either. It's all there for the taking. Work hard and play and party harder. Promo... On Friday, 11 May The Star is lighting up with a night of festivities and events across the complex from 6pm til late. Best of all the events are open to everyone, so come on down and kick your weekend off in style! ROCK LILY British India Live As part of "The Star Turns It ​On" event on Friday, Melbourne indie band British India will be playing a free headlining set at The Star's home of live music, Rock Lily, from 10pm. THE DARLING Party in The Darling ​A killer DJ line-up featuring Zoe Badwi and Alex Dimitriades from 7pm, complimentary drinks, delicious canapés and giveaways. First in, best dressed! RETAIL COLLECTION Fashion Event ​A special fashion night will commence in our retail collection from 6pm, with in-store offers, models parading the various designer wares available, complimentary hand massages by The Spa at The Darling therapists, plus glasses of bubbles and beer. 24/7 SPORTS BAR Sports Stars at 24/7 Sports Bar Sports celebrities will be on-hand for photos and autographs at 24/7 Sports Bar from 6pm, including NRL greats Wendell Sailor, Benji Marshall and NSW Origin captain Paul Gallen and current South Sydney Rabbitohs. Plus all the Friday night football action on the mega screen. CHERRY After Party in Cherry A​fter exploring The Star, join us for an after party at our cocktail bar, Cherry. Celebrity Apprentice star and glamour sportswoman, Lauryn Eagle, will be hostess for the evening, plus tunes by DJ Jam Xpress. Champagne and cocktail specials will be available. Who's coming tonight... Lauryn Eagle, Alex Dimitriades, Zoe Badwi, British India, Wendell Sailor, Benji Marshall and Paul Gallen. Wrap Up... The Star's tag line is 'There will be stories', and its a sure bet Star will live up to that tonight. Something tells us the stories won't be out until later over the weekend when everyone starts recovering from a Star hangover... a positive one of course. Websites The Star www.star.com.au Echo Entertainment www.echoentertainment.com.au Cherry www.star.com.au/sydney-nightlife/Pages/cherry.aspx 24/7 Sports Bar www.star.com.au/sydney-nightlife/Pages/24-7-sports-bar.aspx Music News Australia www.musicnewsaustralia.com Eva Rinaldi Photography www.evarinaldi.com

Renae Ayris - Miss Universe Sydney Australia celebrity fashion games
Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer The Star Casino hosts Renae Ayris - Miss Universe Sydney, Australia Echo Entertainment is apparently more about entertainment than gambling these days, casino tie in or not, and tonight its party time at The Star. This is most assuredly worth taking a gamble on. There's a strong chance that by the time you stop parting you would have had an absolute blast. They have hosted countless international acts and acted as home to the Hollywood and Las Vegas stars where they come down under to Sin City Sydney. Seems a nature that the new Miss Universe Australia, Renae Ayris, and friends should be in the celebrity mix to show their faces on a Friday night at The Star. They continue to push the celebrity card, and then there's the nightclubs, bars, slots, games and The Darling - the 5 star hotel. It's all there for the taking. Work hard and play and party harder. Promo... News on Miss Universe Australia... Danver and photography lover from Perth has been crowned Miss Universe Australia. Renae Ayris has been voted the nation's most beautiful woman and presented with a ,000 Temelli Jewellery crown at a black tie event in Melbourne (9th June 2012). She narrowly edged out Melbourne woman Mary Vitinaros, who was named runner-up. The night saw some of Australia's most beautiful women take to the stage in swimwear and evening gowns before judges declared a winner. Melbourne's hopes of a local winner were buoyed when two of the final five included Melbourne woman Mary Vitinaros and Victorian Julia Perrott-Clarke. Ms Perrott-Clarke won the crowd over after facing a controversial question from former news presenter Naomi Robson about her views on gay marriage. "I believe that everyone should have equal rights whether it be marriage or any other factor," she responded. "Everyone has their own opinion and if it doesn't infringe on anyone else's rights then I think it's a great thing." Shouting her final reply she ended by saying. "If they are in love, then they should celebrate that love and if that means marriage, then they should get married because it's amazing." The response saw her named 4th runner-up. Strutting their stuff in evening gowns in front of a crowd in the hundreds in the Melbourne Sofitel's Grand Ballroom the finalists wowed the room. The panel responsible for naming the winner included actress and model Annalise Braakensiek, actor Vince Collosimo and fashion designer Wayne Cooper. The West Australian girl will now represent Australia at the international Miss Universe competition. Thirty-three national finalists battled it out for the title, with the winner to go on to compete in the international Miss Universe pageant in December. More news... Everything is a blur - Miss Universe... When Miss Universe Australia 2012 Renae Ayris received her tiara at Melbourne's Sofitel on Friday night she had the added thrill of accepting the title from her friend - 2011 Miss Universe Australia Scherri-Lee Biggs. Ms Ayris said it was watching Scherri's experience as Australia's Miss Universe that inspired her to enter the pageant this year. "I've always watched but last year I followed it really closely because Scherri was in it, she's actually a friend of mine," Ms Ayris said. "I was so excited for her to hand me over the crown." Dressed in a navy and silver cocktail dress by Perth designer Ruth Tarvydas, the 21-year-old blonde looked bright and fresh on Saturday despite having not slept a wink the night before. The life-altering announcement still hadn't sunk in when she fronted the media for her first official press call as Miss Universe Australia. "I'm so overwhelmed still, everything is just a blur from last night," Ms Ayris gushed. "I'm going to wake up one morning and say,"Wow I'm Miss Universe Australia'." The Miss Universe competition was the model's first time in a beauty pageant, but she has taken a shot at fame before. She is an avid dancer who auditioned for a role in Baz Luhrmann's Academy Award-winning film Moulin Rouge!. "I got down to the very last cut but I was too young," she said. Being crowned Miss Universe Australia will open up other avenues to Ms Ayris. As part of her duties she will be acting as the charity ambassador for Operation Smile, a children's medical charity dedicated to improving the lives of children in developing countries born with facial deformities. Another official responsibility will be to represent Australia in the international Miss Universe pageant in December. "I'll try my best to do Australia proud," Ms Ayris said. There have been two Miss Universe title-holders from Australia, with Kerry-Ann Wells claiming the title in 1972 and Jennifer Hawkins in 2004. Wrap Up... The Star's tag line is 'There will be stories', and its a sure bet Star will keep living up to that if tonight was any indication. A casino matched with Miss Universe Australia, a media pack with snappers all trying to get the models attention, so you can just imagine. Websites The Star www.star.com.au Echo Entertainment www.echoentertainment.com.au Miss Universe Australia www.missuniverseaustralia.com.au Music News Australia www.musicnewsaustralia.com Eva Rinaldi Photography www.evarinaldi.com Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

Nice Celebrity Picture photos

Nice Celebrity Picture photos

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Out of focus @ [BAD TASTE] Masque celebrity picture
Image by *Zephyrance - don't wake me up. Rolleiflex 2.8F + Kodak portra 800, @shanghai. Yulizi @ the [BAD TASTE CELEBRITY] masquerade party.

Sparks @ [BAD TASTE] Masque celebrity picture
Image by *Zephyrance - don't wake me up. Rolleiflex 2.8F + Kodak portra 800, @shanghai. Yulizi @ the [BAD TASTE CELEBRITY] masquerade party.

Celebrity Infinity. Food. Souffle celebrity picture
Image by Tom Mascardo A generously-sized chocolate souffle with some sort of coffee-based sauce. Yum...

DSC00678, Interior of Celebrity Cruise Ship Century

DSC00678, Interior of Celebrity Cruise Ship Century

A few nice celebrity photo images I found:

DSC00678, Interior of Celebrity Cruise Ship Century celebrity photo
Image by jimg944 The Celebrity Cruises Motor Vessel Century viewed from the dock. 70,606 tonnage, 815 feet long, 105 foot beam width, 22 knot top speed, 14 decks, 1750 guests and 868 crew. See set comments for Welcome to the Dawn of a New Century .

Celebrity Solstice. Lifeboat. celebrity photo
Image by Tom Mascardo 1 On the promenade deck, a shot of this bright orange lifeboat/patrol boat. Celebrity Solstice is the first of five in the Solstice Class of vessels deployed by Celebrity Cruises on behalf of Royal Caribbean International. Other vessels in the Solstice class include the Celebrity Equinox and the Celebrity Eclipse.

Celebrity Century celebrity photo
Image by Tom Mascardo 3 Anchored off the shore of Icy Strait Point / Hoonah, Alaska

Cool Celebrity Children images

Cool Celebrity Children images

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DSC05923 celebrity children
Image by bnpositive Hometown Celebrity Softball Challenge at Victory Field

DSC05886 celebrity children
Image by bnpositive Hometown Celebrity Softball Challenge at Victory Field

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BIKRAM_YOGA_RONSOMBILONGALLERY_16 young celebrities
Image by SOMBILON ART, MEDIA and PHOTOGRAPHY

George Burns & Gracie Allen, Radio Mirror Magazine, May 1948 young celebrities
Image by The Bees Knees Daily It's wild to see George Burns so young...I only remember him being old! "George Burns (January 20, 1896 â€" March 9, 1996), born Nathan Birnbaum, was an American comedian, actor, and writer. He was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned vaudeville, film, radio, and television. His arched eyebrow and cigar smoke punctuation became familiar trademarks for over three quarters of a century. At the age of 79, Burns' career was resurrected as an amiable, beloved and unusually active old comedian in the 1975 film The Sunshine Boys, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He continued to work until shortly before his death, in 1996, at the age of 100." Credit Wikipedia Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie "Gracie" Allen (July 26, 1895[1][2] â€" August 27, 1964), was an American comedienne who became internationally famous as the zany partner and comic foil of husband George Burns. She made her first appearance on stage at age three and was given her first chance On Air by Eddie Cantor. She was educated at the Star of the Sea Convent School and during that time became a talented dancer. She soon began performing Irish folk dances with her three sisters, who were billed as "The Four Colleens." In 1909 Allen joined her sister, Bessie, as a vaudeville performer. At a performance in 1922 Allen met George Burns and the two formed a comedy act. The two were married on January 7, 1926, in Cleveland, Ohio. In the early 1930s, like many stars of their era, Burns and Allen graduated to radio. The show was originally a continuation of their original "flirtation act" (as their vaudeville and short film routines had been). Burns realized that they were simply too old for that material ("Our jokes were too young for us", he later remarked) and changed the show's format in the fall of 1941 into the situation comedy vehicle for which they are best remembered: a working show business married couple negotiating ordinary problems caused by Gracie's "illogical logic," usually with the help of neighbors Harry and Blanche Morton, and their announcer, Bill Goodwin (later replaced by Harry von Zell during the run of their television series). Around 1948 Burns and Allen became part of the CBS talent raid. Their good friend (and frequent guest star) Jack Benny had decided to jump from NBC over to CBS. William S. Paley, the mastermind of CBS, had recently made it openly clear that he believed talent and not the network made the difference, which was not the case at NBC. Benny convinced Burns and Allen (among others) to join him in the move to CBS. The Burns and Allen radio show became part of the CBS lineup and a year later they also brought their show to television. They continued to use the formula which had kept them longtime radio stars, playing themselves only now as television stars, still living next door to Harry and Blanche Morton. They concluded each show with a brief dialogue performance in the style of their classic vaudeville and earlier radio routines. Allen retired in 1958, and Burns tried to soldier on without her. The show was renamed The George Burns Show with the cast intact except for Allen. The locale of the show was changed from the Burns home to George Burns' office, with Blanche Morton working as Burns' secretary so she could help Allen keep an eye on him. Allen's absence was only too obvious and impossible to overcome. The renamed show barely lasted a year." Credit: Wikipedia

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Image by gcoldironjr2003 ca. 2004 --- Singer Ciara Biting Cigar --- Image by © Jerome Albertini/Corbis