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Birth information

21 May 1917 New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

Death information

12 September 1993 Geyserville, California, USA

Given Name

Raymond William Stacey Burr

Nickname

Ray

How tall is Raymond Burr?

1.87 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Isabella Ward

Life Story of Raymond Burr

Born Raymond William Stacy Burr on 21 May 1917 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Burr spent most of his early life traveling. As a youngster, his father moved his family to China, where the elder Burr worked as a trade agent. When the family returned to Canada, Raymond's parents separated. He and his mother moved to Vallejo, California, where she raised him with the aid of her parents. As he got older, Burr began to take jobs to support his mother, younger sister and younger brother. He took jobs as a ranch hand in Roswell, New Mexico; as a deputy sheriff; a photo salesman; and even as a singer in nightclubs. In World War II, Burr served in the United States Navy. In Okinawa, he was shot in the stomach and sent home. In 1946, Burr made his film debut in San Quentin (1946). From there, he appeared in more than 90 films before landing the role of defense attorney Perry Mason (1957). After a battle with cancer, Burr died at age 76 on September 12, 1993 at his ranch home in Sonoma, California.

Significant features of Raymond Burr

Heavyset stature.
Deep commanding voice.

Publications and Magazines about Raymond Burr

Ona L. Hill Raymond Burr: A Film, Radio and Television Biography. 1994
Michael Seth Starr Hiding in Plain Sight: The Secret Life of Raymond Burr. 2008
McFadden, Brian Remembering Perry Mason with Raymond Burr. 2016

Biographical movies about Raymond Burr

The Defense Rests: A Tribute to Raymond Burr 1993

What movies did Raymond Burr play or participate?

Directors Filmography
Kingston: Confidential (1977) , Ironside (1972) ,
Actors Filmography
Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss (1993) Perry Mason, Perry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host (1993) Perry Mason, The Return of Ironside (1993) Robert Ironside, Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal (1993) Perry Mason, Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (1992) Perry Mason, Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo (1992) Perry Mason, Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing (1992) Perry Mason, Grass Roots (1992) Judge...

Birth information

21 May 1917 New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

Death information

12 September 1993 Geyserville, California, USA

Given Name

Raymond William Stacey Burr

Nickname

Ray

How tall is Raymond Burr?

1.87 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Isabella Ward

Life Story of Raymond Burr

Born Raymond William Stacy Burr on 21 May 1917 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Burr spent most of his early life traveling. As a youngster, his father moved his family to China, where the elder Burr worked as a trade agent. When the family returned to Canada, Raymond's parents separated. He and his mother moved to Vallejo, California, where she raised him with the aid of her parents. As he got older, Burr began to take jobs to support his mother, younger sister and younger brother. He took jobs as a ranch hand in Roswell, New Mexico; as a deputy sheriff; a photo salesman; and even as a singer in nightclubs. In World War II, Burr served in the United States Navy. In Okinawa, he was shot in the stomach and sent home. In 1946, Burr made his film debut in San Quentin (1946). From there, he appeared in more than 90 films before landing the role of defense attorney Perry Mason (1957). After a battle with cancer, Burr died at age 76 on September 12, 1993 at his ranch home in Sonoma, California.

Significant features of Raymond Burr

Heavyset stature.
Deep commanding voice.

Publications and Magazines about Raymond Burr

Ona L. Hill Raymond Burr: A Film, Radio and Television Biography. 1994
Michael Seth Starr Hiding in Plain Sight: The Secret Life of Raymond Burr. 2008
McFadden, Brian Remembering Perry Mason with Raymond Burr. 2016

Biographical movies about Raymond Burr

The Defense Rests: A Tribute to Raymond Burr 1993

What movies did Raymond Burr play or participate?

Directors Filmography
Kingston: Confidential (1977) , Ironside (1972) ,
Actors Filmography
Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss (1993) Perry Mason, Perry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host (1993) Perry Mason, The Return of Ironside (1993) Robert Ironside, Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal (1993) Perry Mason, Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (1992) Perry Mason, Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo (1992) Perry Mason, Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing (1992) Perry Mason, Grass Roots (1992) Judge...

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Raymond Burr in Ein Platz an der Sonne (1951)

Had an art gallery on Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive in the early 1950s.

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Raymond Burr and Jay Della in Des Wahnsinns fette Beute (1991)

While working with Errol Flynn, Flynn told him that if he died with ten dollars in his pocket he hadn't done a good job. This inspired him to always share his wealth with all.

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Raymond Burr and Emma Samms in Des Wahnsinns fette Beute (1991)

On October 1, 1993, a memorial service was held at the Pasadena Playhouse. It was the very same theater in which Burr had made his acting debut 50 years before. A director's chair with his name on it, placed at center stage, played host to friends who paid tribute.

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Raymond Burr in Des Wahnsinns fette Beute (1991)

Suffered eye strain from always having to look upwards while in a wheelchair on the Ironside (1967) set.

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Raymond Burr in Des Wahnsinns fette Beute (1991)

Was a lounge singer in his younger days.

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Raymond Burr in Die Rückkehr der Ausserirdischen (1980)

Before dying from cancer he threw parties to say farewell to many of his friends.

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Raymond Burr, Lon Chaney Jr., Yvonne De Carlo, Anthony Caruso, etc.

Interred at Fraser Cemetery, New Westminister, British Columbia, Canada.

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Raymond Burr in Rotes Licht (1949)

He, Michael J. Fox and Jim Carrey head a list of top Canadians in United States television compiled by Banff Television Festival in June 2002.

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Raymond Burr and Harry Morgan in Rotes Licht (1949)

He taught drama at Columbia University.

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Raymond Burr and George Raft in Rotes Licht (1949)

He was incredibly generous, giving most of his money to charities and sharing it with friends.

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