According to city regulations, no city street in Los Angeles may be named after a living person. But when George Burns turned 90 years young (in 1986), the city of Los Angeles made an exception for the venerable comedian and renamed a street in his honor. The northern end of Hamel Road became "George Burns Road."
The two streets cross each other just two blocks west of the giant Beverly Center mall.
George Burns showed up in person, cigar in hand, at the unveiling ceremony
for the newly-renamed intersection. Said Mr. Burns: "It's good to
be here at the corner of Burns & Allen. At my age, it's good to be
"Titanic" heartthrob Leonardo
DiCaprio recently underwent knee surgery at the Cedars-Sinai.
Michael Jackson's son (Prince) was born
at the hospital, to wife Debbie Rowe. So was Jodie
Foster's son. So was Warren Beatty's
baby girl (to wife Annette Bening).
Larry Hagman had a liver transplant
here. O.J. Simpson had surgery here;
so did Elizabeth
Taylor. Kirk Douglas is
the hospital's honorary fund-raising chairman , and from the corner of
Burns & Allen you can see that hospital wings have been named
after celebrity contributors such as Max Factor
and Steven Spielberg.
"Gracie Allen. George Burns.
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