Comedian George Burns called everyone "kid" when he couldn't remember their names. Legend has it that Burns once walked up to Adolph Zukor, one of the founders of Paramount, at the exclusive Hillcrest Country Club and suddenly forgot who the gentleman was. "How are you doing, kid?" asked the quick-thinking Burns. At the time, Adolph Zukor was 103 years old.
[Burns, too, lived to a ripe old age. And his father? Alas no: A substitute cantor at the local synagogue, his 'great opportunity' for longer hours came during the flu epidemic of 1903: He was looking forward to getting a lot of work, but unfortunately he got the flu, too, and died.]