George Burns was a comedian, first noted as half of the Burns and Allen comedy duo with wife Gracie Allen, and later on by his solo career following Allen's death. Recognizable by his frequent cigar usage and, in his later years, his thick-rimmed glasses. An Academy Award winner for The Sunshine Boys, other noted roles included God in the Oh, God! series and Mr. Kite in the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band movie. He died shortly after turning 100.