. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

George Burns' 100th

BEVERLY HILLS, California () -- After years of poking fun at his age in the spotlight, George Burns spent his 100th birthday Saturday at home with a private audience -- his family.


No celebration was planned, said the comedian's manager, Irving Fein. "George is the same as he was a week ago. He is weak, and he's not eating much. He'll just take it easy today.''


Still, the century mark wasn't going by unnoticed. In Las Vegas, Caesars Palace planned to display an hourlong "Happy Birthday'' message on its 20-meter tall electronic marquee to its longtime headliner. Burns had to cancel sold-out birthday performances at Caesars because of frail health.