Gracie Allen

Birth Name: Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen

Date of Birth: July 26, 1895

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, U.S.

Date of Death: August 27, 1964

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Irish, some Scottish

Gracie Allen was an American comedian. She was known for her comedy act with her husband, George Burns, as part of the duo Burns and Allen. The couple had two children, who were adopted, including actor Ronnie Burns.

She was a (somewhat comedic) candidate for President of the United States in 1940.

Gracie was the daughter of Margaret Theresa (Darragh) and George W. Allen.

Gracie’s paternal grandfather was named William Allen. William was born in Scotland.

Gracie’s paternal grandmother was named Elizabeth Kearney/Carney. Elizabeth was born in Pennsylvania.

Gracie’s mother was born in California, to Irish parents.

Sources: Genealogies of Gracie Allen (focusing on her father’s side) –

Gracie Allen on the 1900 U.S. Census –

2 Responses

  1. follers says:

    Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

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