Job Actor, voice over actor, folk singer, writer, author
Years active 1935-93
Top Roles Sam the Sheriff, Ephriam Cabot, Big Daddy Pollitt, Captain, Jack Bruhn
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Film Adaptation, Western, Family, Romance
Top TopicsBook-Based, Disney, Romance (Drama)
Top Collaborators (Director), , (Producer),
Shares birthday with Dorothy McGuire, Cliff Edwards, Gene Barry  see more..

Burl Ives Overview:

Legendary actor, Burl Ives, was born Burle Icle Ivanhoe Ives on Jun 14, 1909 in Hunt City, IL. Ives died at the age of 85 on Apr 14, 1995 in Anacortes, WA and was laid to rest in Mound Cemetery in Hunt City, Jasper County, IL.



Burl Ives was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actor for The Big Country (as Rufus Hannassey) in 1958.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1958Best Supporting ActorThe Big Country (1958)Rufus HannasseyWon

BlogHub Articles:

A Black Sheep and a Young

By Rick29 on Jul 6, 2020 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Bobby Driscoll as Jeremiah. Young Jeremiah Kincaid lives in a small Indiana town at the turn of the century--the kind of place where the train passing through is the highlight of the day for a youngster. One of those trains changes Jeremiah's life when it stops so that Dan Patch, the champion race... Read full article

Classic Movie Travels:

By Annette Bochenek on Dec 5, 2019 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Classic Movie Travels: In reflecting upon the many stars who entertained audiences throughout the Golden Age of Hollywood, it is easy to notice that the vast majority of these individuals were multi-talented. Their combination of many skills made them highly employable and ... Read full article

Summer Magic: Invites You to the Ugly Bug Ball

By Rick29 on Jul 11, 2012 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

It's more of an ensemble film thansuggested by the poster! Hayley Mills' fourth Walt Disney picture was a footnote in both her career and the Disney filmography for many years. Certainly, it pales in comparison to stellar Disney-Hayley collaborations like Pollyanna and The Parent Trap. There's no s... Read full article

See all articles

Burl Ives Quotes:

Rufus Hannassey: Crawl, you act like a dog, crawl like one! Crawl I said, crawl!

Osh Popham: That's my daughter, Lallie Joy. She'd be more like me, only her ma won't let her.
Peter Carey: [climbing a tree] Look at me, Mother, look at me! Whee!
Osh Popham: That must be the rickety baby.
Nancy Carey: Oh, Mr. Popham, about that letter. I wrote it, and - oh, I don't know how to begin.
Osh Popham: Well, Nancy, the way I figure it is this world's the only one we got till we move on to the next one, and there ain't nothin' wrong with tellin' somethin' that's a might off from the truth to make it more interestin'.

Helen Crane: [Dancing with Bruhn] Why did you have to do this terrible thing?
Jack Bruhn: There are things worse, ma'am, than dancing with lonely men.
Helen Crane: Please, let us go.
Jack Bruhn: Soon.
Helen Crane: Why did you have to come here?
Jack Bruhn: You should be grateful. Our coming saved the life of your husband.
Helen Crane: I don't believe Blaise would have gone through with it.
Jack Bruhn: Mrs. Crane, when my men and I leave here, there will be a showdown and you will be a widow.

read more quotes from Burl Ives...

Share this page:
Visit the Classic Movie Hub Blog CMH
Also a Gemini

See All Geminis >>
Best Supporting Actor Oscar 1958

See more Best Supporting Actor awards>>
Burl Ives Facts
His wife and three step-children were with him when he died.

Adopted son Alexander with first wife Helen. When they separated in 1960, she got custody.

He was a 33rd Degree Mason.

See All Related Facts >>