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Raymond Burr

Knowledge Identifier: +Raymond_Burr


Raymond Burr

Canadian actor, primarily known for his title roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1917.

Countries: United States (82%), (6%), Fiji (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: California, Buddy Ebsen, James Shigeta

Linked to: Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, People, Berkeley High School, Long Beach Junior College




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Raymond Burr was born in 1917 add something


In 1937 Burr began his acting career at the Pasadena, California Playhouse add something


In 1941, he landed his first Broadway role in "Crazy with the Heat" add something


Burr appeared in over 60 movies between 1946 and 1957 add something


Burr married actress Isabella Ward on January 10, 1949 add something


Korean War - In the mid 1950s, Burr met Robert Benevides , a young actor and Korean War veteran, on the set of "Perry Mason" add something


Burr emerged as a prolific television character actor in the early-to-mid 1950s add something


In the late 1950s, Burr was rumored to be romantically involved with Natalie Wood add something


Barbara Payton - Payton's career decline began with the 1951 horror film "Bride of the Gorilla", co-starring Raymond Burr


He made his television debut on the April 24, 1952 episode "The Tiger" of "Gruen Playhouse" on the DuMont TV network add something


Dan Seymour - In the 1952 movie "Mara Maru", he played opposite Raymond Burr and Errol Flynn whose character was named Mason


In 1956, Burr auditioned for the role of District Attorney Hamilton Burger in "Perry Mason", a new courtroom drama based on the highly successful novels written and created by Erle Stanley Gardner that was to air on CBS. William Talman tried out for the title role add something


B movie - In 1956, distributor Joseph E. Levine financed the shooting of new footage with American actor Raymond Burr that was edited into the Japanese sci-fi horror film "Godzilla"


The series ran from 1957 to 1966, and Burr won Emmy awards in 1959 and 1961 for his performance as Perry Mason add something


Scott Brady - On December 26, 1957, he played the frontier figure William Bent in the episode "Lone Woman" of CBS's anthology, "Playhouse 90", with Raymond Burr cast as William Bent's brother, Charles Bent


Burr won the Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actor - Drama Series twice, in 1959 and 1961, for his performance as Perry Mason add something


Victor Rodman - In 1959, Rodman played a nightwatchman on an episode of CBS' "Perry Mason" starring Raymond Burr


According to Benevides, they became a couple about 1960 add something


In 1960, Ray Collins, who portrayed Lt. Arthur Tragg on the original "Perry Mason" series, and who was by that time often ill and unable to remember all the lines he was supposed to speak, stated, "There is nothing but kindness from our star, Ray Burr add something


In the early 1960s, Burr narrated one film and appeared in several others sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service add something


Jean Willes - She was one of the "four queens" pursuing Clark Gable in "The King and Four Queens" and appeared on several popular television shows in the 1960s and 1970s, such as "The Twilight Zone," "Bonanza", "Meet McGraw" with Frank Lovejoy, "The Munsters", "Perry Mason" with Raymond Burr, "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour", "Bat Masterson" with Gene Barry, "The Beverly Hillbillies" with Buddy Ebsen and Irene Ryan, and "Kojak" with Telly Savalas


Allison Hayes - A close friend of Raymond Burr since filming "Count Three and Pray", she made five guest appearances on his "Perry Mason" series during this time, including the role of Pearl Chute in the 1962 episode, "The Case of the Bogus Books


Benevides gave up acting in 1963 and later became a production consultant for 21 of the "Perry Mason" TV movies add something


Hugh O'Brian - He appeared as a 'guest attorney' in the 1963 "Perry Mason" episode, "The Case of the Two-Faced Turn-a-bout," when its star, Raymond Burr, was sidelined for a spell after minor, emergency surgery


Bette Davis - In early 1963 while Raymond Burr was recovering from surgery, Bette Davis guest starred in the first of four episodes of "Perry Mason," with Mr. Burr doing only cameo roles


In 1965, Burr purchased the Naitauba, a island in Fiji, rich in seashells add something


James Shigeta - In 1965, Shigeta worked with Raymond Burr in the "Perry Mason "episode "The Case of the Wrongful Writ", cast as lawyer Ward Toyama who finds himself as the defendant


In May of that year, "The Return of Ironside" aired, reuniting the entire original cast of the 1967-1975 series add something


The show, which ran from 1967 to 1975, earned Burr six Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe nominations add something


In October 1967, NBC aired "Raymond Burr Visits Vietnam", a documentary of one of his visits that received mixed reviews, ranging from "The impressions he came up with are neither weighty nor particularly revealing" to "His questions add something


James Shigeta - Shigeta worked with Raymond Burr two more times in the 1969 "Ironside" episode "Love My Enemy", and the 1971 episode "No Motive for Murder" of the same series


Ron Hayes - Otherwise, most of his work in the 1970s was on drama series, including Raymond Burr's "Ironside" on NBC and "The Mod Squad" on ABC. He appeared in three CBS series, Jack Lord's "Hawaii Five-O", William Conrad's "Cannon" , and Buddy Ebsen's "Barnaby Jones"


In 1976 Richard Schickel cited his performance in "Pitfall" as a prototype of film noir in contrast with the appealing television characters for which Burr later became famous add something


However, medical problems made that impossible and he sold the property in 1983 add something


In 1983, he made a rare stage appearance when he starred in the thriller "Underground" at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto and after a UK tour, at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London add something


In 1985, Burr was approached by producers Dean Hargrove and Fred Silverman to star in a made-for-TV movie "Perry Mason Returns" add something


November 30, 1985 Burr recalled in a 1986 interview, "They asked me to do a new "Godzilla" the same week they asked me to do another Perry Mason, so I did them both add something


Hale agreed and when "Perry Mason Returns" aired in December 1985, her character became the defendant add something


Richard Anderson - In 1985 he played murderer Ken Braddock in the first two-hour episode of "Perry Mason", starring Raymond Burr, titled "Perry Mason Returns


Steve Martin (Godzilla) - Renamed "Godzilla 1985" in the U.S., this version saw Raymond Burr reprise his role as Steve Martin


He told the "Modesto Bee" in 1986, for example, that when he was twelve and a half years old, his mother sent him to New Mexico for a year to work as a ranch hand add something


On January 20, 1987, he hosted the television special that later served as the pilot for the long-running series "Unsolved Mysteries" add something


William R. Moses - He co-starred with Raymond Burr as private investigator Ken Malansky in the various "Perry Mason" television movies from 1989 to 1995


Betsy Jones-Moreland - She guest-starred in an episode of the television series "Ironside" starring Raymond Burr, and in the early 1990s appeared in a recurring role as a judge in a series of his "Perry Mason" television films


As late as 1991, Burr told "Parade" magazine that when he realized his son was dying, he took him on a one-year tour of the United States add something


After his death from cancer in 1993, Burr's personal life came into question as details of his known biography appeared to be unverifiable add something


By 1993, when Burr signed with NBC for another season of Mason films, he was using a wheelchair full-time because of his failing health add something


During the filming of his last Perry Mason movie in the spring of 1993, Raymond Burr fell ill add something


He supported medical and education institutions in Denver, and in 1993, the University of Colorado awarded him an honorary doctorate for his acting work add something


In 1993, Sonoma State University awarded Burr an honorary doctorate add something


In 1993, as he had with the Perry Mason TV movies, Burr decided to do an "Ironside" reunion movie add something


They were partners until Burr's death in 1993 add something

Raymond Burr died in 1993 add something


Los Angeles Times, reprinted in the Daily Gazette, May 1, 1993 add something


On October 1, 1993, a gathering of about 600 family members and friends of Burr mourned him at a memorial service at the Pasadena, California Playhouse in Pasadena, California add something


Dana Wynter - In 1993, she returned to television to play Raymond Burr's wife in "The Return of Ironside


The Raymond Burr Performing Arts Centre in New Westminster, British Columbia, opened in October 2000, near a city block bearing the Burr family name, and closed in 2006 add something


Beginning in 2006, the series has become available on DVD, with each calendar year seeing the release of one season as two separate volumes add something


A 2007 memoir by actor Paul Picerni described several experiences with Burr about 1951 on the set of "A Place in the Sun", when he felt Burr expressed sexual interest in him add something


In 2008, Canada Post issued a postage stamp in its "Canadians in Hollywood" series featuring Burr add something


Burr received the 2009 Canadian Legends award and a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto add something


It is owned by the City of New Westminster, which placed it for sale on 15 June 2009 add something


The induction ceremony was held on September 12, 2009 add something


Accessed on march 27,2010 Burr threw several "goodbye parties" before his death on September 12, 1993, at his Sonoma County, California ranch near Healdsburg, California add something


In August 2012, a renovated exhibit about Raymond Burr with information about him as an actor, a benefactor and a shell collector, opened in the museum's Great Hall of Shells add something


The ninth and final season's DVD sets became available in 2013 add something


A 2014 article in "The Atlantic" that examined how Netflix categorized nearly 77,000 different personalized genres found that Burr was rated as the favorite actor by Netflix users, with the greatest number of dedicated microgenres add something


A 2014 study found that Burr was rated as the favorite actor by Netflix users, with the greatest number of dedicated microgenres add something


In 2016 the property was listed for sale add something