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 (EDITORS: Repeating from late Tuesday, Jan. 21)
 GEORGE BURNS TO ROAR IN HIS 96TH BIRTHDAY
 AT STAR-STUDDED PARTY AT RIVIERA HOTEL IN LAS VEGAS
 Siegfried & Roy to Present Him Gift on Stage
 with Live Baby Tiger Named 'George' in His Honor
 Burns to Be Presented with Three 3- x 5-foot
 Birthday Cards Signed by More Than 2,000 of His Admirers
 Alan King to Present Burns
 with the First Annual New York Friars Club 'George Award'
 WHAT: Birthday boy George Burns headlines a show for four
 nights at the Riviera Hotel and Casino, along with co-
 star Pia Zadora, and begins his 96th year at a star-
 studded party with a roar from a live tiger and a bite --
 of cake that is. The baby tiger will be presented to
 Burns on stage by Siegfried & Roy and will be christened
 "George" in honor of America's elder statesman of comedy.
 After Zadora wheels out a cake with 96 candles on stage
 at the Riviera and the audience sings him "Happy
 Birthday," Alan King will present to the legendary
 comedian, the first annual "George Award," established by
 the New York Friars Club.
 Additionally, Burns will be presented with three huge
 birthday cards (dimensions three feet by five feet)
 signed by more than 2,000 of his fans.
 WHO: Entertainers are flying to Las Vegas from around the
 world to celebrate Burns' birthday, including Sid Caesar,
 Jan Murray, Siegfried & Roy, Rip Taylor and Joe Williams.
 WHEN: Friday, Jan. 24
 6 p.m. -- Reception.
 9 p.m. -- Show starring Burns and Zadora begins.
 PHOTO OPPORTUNITY:
 9 p.m. -- Show starring Burns and Zadora begins. Burns
 is then joined by his celebrity friends on stage and
 presented with a cake, and the first annual New York
 Friars Club "George Award." (Television crews and
 photographers will be invited on stage to cover the
 event.)
 WHERE: The Riviera Hotel and Casino
 Las Vegas
 RSVP: Lisa Posey or Lee Solters, 310-284-3160. Solters and
 Posey will be at the Riviera Hotel on Friday Jan. 24,
 702-734-5110.
 CONTACT: Lisa Posey or Lee Solters of The Lee Solters Co.,


310-284-3160.
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