“Blow your little horn, dear.”

Enjoy their low-key humor. But know that while their comedy was simple and often silly, George Burns and Gracie Allen were complex business people and serious about philanthropy. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles received many of their gifts.

Cedars-Sinai is located at the intersection of George Burns Road (dedicated in 1986) and Gracie Allen Drive (dedicated in 1995). The Burns and Allen Chair in Cardiology was established in 1989. The Burns and Allen Research Institute was dedicated in 1996—on Burns’ 100th birthday. Over 1000 research projects are currently being conducted there.