I Love Her, That's Why!, first published in 1955, is an entertaining look at the life and career (to 1955) of comedian George Burns and his wife Gracie Allen. From humble beginnings in New York, Burns and Allen went on to become much-loved stars of stage, radio, television, and the big-screen, one of the few entertainers to be successful in each venue. The book begins with Burns' childhood and early struggles in vaudeville before he meets Gracie Allen. Burns then details his efforts to win her affections; their marriage and adoptions of two children; radio, film, and TV productions (including the script of a 1955 show for their television series). Included are 16 pages of illustrations. George Burns, born in 1896, passed away at age 100 in 1996. Gracie Allen preceded him in death, passing away in 1964.
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I read the second book that George Burns wrote about Gracie twice over the years, it's currently only available in book form. I loved it, it made me cry. I was looking for that book in ebook form when I came across this. I really enjoy a book in which the author's voice comes across in the writing . You can really hear Mr . Burns in the way he writes. I deducted one point for all of the type - os in the book, it got annoying after awhile. That issue aside, I really enjoyed the glimpse into the world through George's eyes. It was also nice to revisit an the friends that I made in reading the sequel. Incidentally, the sequel is called "Gracie, A Love Story. " It retells all the early tales and follows the Burns through Gracie ' s passing. Is really a great book.