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George Burns was born Nathan Birnbaum, my 7th cousin 4x removed

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George Burns is part of my Jewish roots. George Burns was born Nathan Birnbaum on January 20, 1896 in New York City, the ninth of 12 children born to Hadassah “Dorah” (née Bluth; 1857–1927) and Eliezer Birnbaum (1855–1903), known as Louis or Lippe, Jewish immigrants who had arrived at the United States from Kolbuszowa, Galicia, now Poland. Burns was a participant in the First Roumanian-American Congregation.
His father has been a substitute cantor at the local synagogue but usually worked as a coat presser. During the influenza epidemic of 1903, Lippe Birnbaum contracted the flu and died at the age of 47. Nattie (as George was then called) walked to work to help support the family, shining shoes, running errands and selling newspapers.
When he landed a position being a syrup maker in a local candy shop at age seven, “Nate” while he was known, was “discovered.”

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Burns

Gracie Allen, 7th cousin 4x removed

 

Gracie AllenGracie Allen is my 7th cousin 4 x removed. The ancestor who connects us together is Elizabeth Cary, 10th great grandmother.

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Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen was an American vaudevillian and comedienne who became internationally famous as the zany partner and comic foil of husband George Burns, her straight man appearing with her on radio, television and film as the duo Burns and Allen.