Raymond Burr

Actor Raymond Burr

Raymond William Stacey Burr was a Canadian actor, primarily known for his title roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside. His early acting career included roles on Broadway, radio, television and in film, usually as the villain. He won two Emmy Awards in 1959 and 1961 for the role of Perry Mason, which he played for nine seasons between 1957 and 1966.
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21 May 1917

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'The 6th Season, Volume 2' to Follow QUICKLY on the Heels of Volume 1 - TVShowsOnDVD.com
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Raymond Burr continues igniting the screen as a brilliant attorney who will stop at nothing to crack the most impossible cases to uncover the truth. All 14 episodes of the Emmy Award winning court drama starring Raymond Burr are digitally re-mastered!
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Criterion To Release Restored 1954 Godzilla on Blu-ray - About - News & Issues
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For those that are unfamiliar, when the original Gojira was released in the US in 1956 the name was changed to Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and new footage was added that placed American actor Raymond Burr into the film
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GODZILLA Makes A Monsterous Stride Towards A Ground Shaking Criterion Release - Twitch
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(1956), starring Raymond Burr, will be included in this release. Previous home video releases of this film -- and all versions screened on television, cable, and online in the last 30 years -- have been culled from the same, edited telecine transfer of
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Another 'unique' view on Burr Theatre - BCLocalNews
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As a the past president of the Raymond Burr Performing Arts Society, who was involved in the tough decision to turn the theatre dark and layoff Ms. King along with the other staff, I also am to quote Ms. King, “uniquely placed to explain exactly what
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Burr Theatre was the 'Jewel in the Crown' - BCLocalNews
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There have been many theories and some unfortunate misinformation since then, but as the former founding and managing artistic director of the Raymond Burr Performing Arts Centre I believe I am uniquely placed to explain exactly what happened to the
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Philadelphia bar leader talks about his life and the law | Philadelphia ... - Philadelphia Inquirer
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With his dark eyebrows and gray, pointed beard, Rudolph Garcia, chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, bears a resemblance to the late actor Raymond Burr - or his alter ego, a certain TV lawyer. "People stop me on the street all the time,"
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Raymond Burr would be 'churning in his urn' - BCLocalNews
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First, the estate of Raymond Burr owns the rights to use his name, not The Raymond Burr Performing Arts Society, a registered charity in the field of promotion of theatre arts in the community, privileged to use his name in association with causes
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Top Five: Five creepy neighbors - San Jose Mercury News
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Raymond Burr played Thorwald, the creepy neighbor, to such dastardly perfection in Alfred Hitchcock's famous thriller, it was downright unsettling to see Burr play suave attorney Perry Mason and detective Robert T. Ironside, either of whom would make
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Perry Mason ovvero lo strano caso della moglie che non c'è - QueerBlog (Blog)
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Così l'attore Raymond Burr per mettersi al sicuro si inventò prima una moglie, l'attrice inglese Annette Sutherland (mai esistita) e poi un figlio (del tutto immaginario). Entrambi morti, secondo il suo racconto, in situazioni tragiche (la prima in un
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James and John Together Again - Liberty Vindicator
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John Wayne suggested his good friend, the 6'7" James Arness, who then beat out 25 others, including Raymond Burr who later starred as Perry Mason and Ironsides. Gunsmoke ran from 1955 to 1975 as the longest running TV series ever produced
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Series gets 'Looney' - and that's not all, folks - Columbus Dispatch
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Most US audiences have seen the Americanized version featuring Raymond Burr, which trimmed more than 20 minutes from the original. The Wex will screen the original Japanese version, which some say is an allegory for World War II, with Godzilla's wrath
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You Be the Judge - Pickens Sentinel
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I was thinking about this on a visit to The Raymond Burr Vineyard in Sonoma County, Calif., last week. Driving to a friend's house through the Dry Creek Valley, where if you threw a shoe you'd end up in another winemaker's tasting room,
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CBS/Paramount Announces 'The 6th Season, Volume 1' on DVD - TVShowsOnDVD.com
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Raymond Burr continues igniting the screen as a brilliant attorney who will stop at nothing to crack the most impossible cases to uncover the truth. Perry Mason is one of the best TV courtroom dramas, and still remains one of the most highly rated
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Shatnerpalooza Day Two Bring Another William Shatner Clip - UGO
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Co-Starring Lloyd Bridges, Raymond Burr and my favorite Latin grammar actor EG Marshall, DotC was directed by Richard Sarafian, whose other work includes a TV remake of Splendor in the Grass with Melissa Gilbert and something called Lolly-Madonna XXX
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Casey Anthony: The Burden of Proof in a 'Law and Order' World - Big Hollywood
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A taut three-act play which culminated each week with justice prevailing as the real guilty party to a crime (invariably murder), confessed tearfully on the stand during an incisive cross-exam by the intrepid Raymond Burr. Grim, post-trial quips,
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Psa shatters semi-retirement plan - The Bay of Plenty Times
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Raymond Burr of Quantum Laboratory (right) takes a soil sample for orchard owner Pat McGrath of Te Matai Rd. Photo / Elaine Fisher. Footbaths and spray bottles of bacteria-killing liquid, restricted entry even for close friends and constant worry about
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What's All The Hulu-baloo About? This Week In Criterion's Hulu Channel - CriterionCast.com (blog)
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Just as a warning, this is the Raymond Burr version of Gojira which means a bit of the kick the Japanese version had is gone. But it still has the message about nuclear weaponry and what it can do to a society. Hurting the people, destroying their land
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1993
    Age 75
    Burr was interred with his parents at Fraser Cemetery, New Westminster, British Columbia. On October 1, 1993, about 600 family members and friends paid tribute to Burr at a private memorial service at the Pasadena Playhouse.
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    Burr threw several "goodbye parties" before his death on September 12, 1993, at his Sonoma County ranch near Healdsburg.
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    During the filming of his last Perry Mason movie in the spring of 1993, Raymond Burr fell ill.
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    He supported medical and education institutions in Denver, and in 1993, the University of Colorado awarded him an honorary doctorate for his acting work.
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    In 1993, Sonoma State University awarded Burr an honorary doctorate.
    They were partners until Burr's death in 1993.
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    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.
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  • 1991
    Age 73
    As late as 1991, Burr stood by the account of his son's life and death; he told Parade magazine that when he realized Michael was dying, he took him on a one-year tour of the United States. "Before my boy left, before his time was gone," he said, "I wanted him to see the beauty of his country and its people."
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  • 1989
    Age 71
    A character in a 1989 short story refers to Burr as "grossly overweight" in Ironside.
  • 1985
    Age 67
    The same week, Burr recalled, he was asked to reprise the role he played in Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956), in a low-budget film that would be titled Godzilla 1985.
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    In 1985, Burr was approached by producers Dean Hargrove and Fred Silverman to star in a made-for-TV movie, Perry Mason Returns.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1977
    Age 59
    In 1977, Burr starred in the short-lived TV series Kingston: Confidential as R.B. Kingston, a William Randolph Hearst-esque publishing magnate, owner of numerous newspapers and TV stations, who, in his spare time, solved crimes along with a group of employees.
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  • 1976
    Age 58
    After Ironside went off the air, NBC failed in two attempts to launch Burr as the star of a new series. In a two-hour television movie format, Mallory: Circumstantial Evidence aired in February 1976 with Burr again in the role of the lawyer who outwits the district attorney.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1967
    Age 49
    The show, which ran from 1967 to 1975, earned Burr six Emmy nominations—one for the pilot and five for his work in the series—and two Golden Globe nominations.
  • 1959
    Age 41
    Burr received three consecutive Emmy Award nominations and won the award in 1959 and 1961 for his performance as Perry Mason.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1956
    Age 38
    In 1956, Burr auditioned for the role of District Attorney Hamilton Burger in Perry Mason, a new CBS-TV courtroom drama based on the highly successful novels by Erle Stanley Gardner.
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    In August 1956, CBS announced that Burr would star in the television series Perry Mason.
    In 1956 Burr was the star of CBS Radio's Fort Laramie, an adult Western drama produced, written and directed by the creators of Gunsmoke.
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  • 1955
    Age 37
    Another marriage purportedly took place in the early 1950s to a Laura Andrina Morgan—who died of cancer, Burr said, in 1955.
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  • 1952
    Age 34
    They divorced in 1952, and neither remarried.
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  • 1951
    Age 33
    He made his television debut in 1951, appearing in episodes of Stars Over Hollywood, The Bigelow Theatre, Family Theater and the debut episode of Dragnet.
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  • 1948
    Age 30
    They were married shortly before Burr began work on the 1948 film noir Pitfall.
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    Burr married actress Isabella Ward (1919–2004) on January 10, 1948.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1946
    Age 28
    Burr appeared in more than 50 feature films between 1946 and 1957, creating an array of villains that established him as an icon of film noir.
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  • 1943
    Age 25
    Burr was reportedly married at the beginning of World War II to a British actress named Annette Sutherland—killed, Burr said, in the same 1943 plane crash that claimed the life of actor Leslie Howard.
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  • 1942
    Age 24
    His first starring role on the stage came in November 1942, when he was an emergency replacement in a Pasadena Playhouse production of Quiet Wedding, directed by Lenore Shanewise.
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  • 1940
    Age 22
    Burr moved to New York in 1940, and made his first Broadway appearance in Crazy With the Heat, a two-act musical revue produced by Kurt Kasznar that quickly folded.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1937
    Age 19
    He also began his association with the Pasadena Playhouse in 1937.
  • 1934
    Age 16
    In 1934 he joined a repertory theatre group in Toronto that toured throughout Canada, then joined another company that toured India, Australia and England.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1917
    Born
    Raymond William Stacy Burr was born May 21, 1917, in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.
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