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Job Actor
Years active 1940-93
Known for Menacing villains, Perry Mason, Ironside
Top Roles Police Inspector Anthony, Steve Martin, Dist. Atty. R. Frank Marlowe, Yancey Huggins, J.B. MacDonald
Top GenresDrama, Crime, Film Noir, Action, Comedy, Mystery
Top TopicsBook-Based, Based on Play, Period Piece
Top Collaborators (Producer), , ,
Shares birthday with Robert Montgomery, Joseph Janni, Bill Williams  see more..

Raymond Burr Overview:

Legendary actor, Raymond Burr, was born Raymond William Stacey Burr on May 21, 1917 in New Westminster, Canada. Burr appeared in over 140 TV and film roles. His best known films include Adventures of Don Juan (as Captain Alvarez) in 1948, Love Happy (as Alphonse Zoto) in 1949, A Place in the Sun (as District Attorney R. Frank Marlowe) in 1951, Rear Window (as Lars Thorwald) in 1954, You're Never Too Young (as Noonan) in 1955, and Godzilla King of the Monsters (as Steve Martin) in 1956. Most notably, Burr starred in two long-running hit television series: first as master attorney Perry Mason in the show Perry Mason (1957-1966), then as wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside in Ironside (1967-1975). Burr died at the age of 76 on Sep 12, 1993 in Sonoma, CA and was laid to rest in Fraser Cemetery in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

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A heavy and menacing actor, Raymond Burr played Hollywood villains for a decade, including a white-haired maniac in Rear Window, before deserting films and villainy for the long-running television series Perry Mason and A Man Called Ironside.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. In addition, Burr was inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame and was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 2009. Burr was never nominated for an Academy Award.

BlogHub Articles:

reblog: Centennial

By John Grant on May 22, 2017 From Noirish

** When I read this stupendous (and very well illustrated) essay on one of the greats of the noirish screen, I hesitated about one millisecond before asking blogger Brian Camp if I might reblog it here. He kindly assented, so . . . Brian Camp's Film and Anime Blog would have turne... Read full article


Seven Things to Know About

By Rick29 on Apr 3, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

1. According to John Beltran's book Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, the famed director gave 's villain gray, curly hair and glasses to look like David O. Selznick. Hitchcock and Selznick clashed frequently during their film collaborations. 2. When the original Godzilla (1954) was releas... Read full article


Seven Things to Know About

By Rick29 on Apr 3, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

1. According to John Beltran's book Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, the famed director gave 's villain gray, curly hair and glasses to look like David O. Selznick. Hitchcock and Selznick clashed frequently during their film collaborations. 2. When the original Godzilla (1954) was releas... Read full article


Interview with Jacqueline Scott: The Classic TV Actress Discusses , Walter Matthau, and Curly Hair

By Rick29 on Mar 31, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Jacqueline Scott and David Janssen in The Fugitive.. With over 100 credits, actress Jacqueline Scott has forged a remarkable career in film and television. She has worked with legendary directors such as Steven Spielberg, Don Siegel (multiple times), and William Castle. She made her biggest impact,... Read full article


The Great Villain Blogathon: in "Pitfall" (1948)

By Caftan Woman on Apr 13, 2015 From Caftan Woman

The Great Villain Blogathon of 2015 runs from April 13th to 17th. It is hosted by the terrific trio of Kristina of Speakeasy, Karen of Shadows and Satin and Ruth of Silver Screenings. It is a do-not-miss internet event. What motivates our great villains? Greed? The lust for power? Love? Hate... Read full article


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Raymond Burr Quotes:

[Opening voice over]
Steve Martin: This is Tokyo. Once a city of six million people. What has happened here was caused by a force which up until a few days ago was entirely beyond the scope of Man's imagination. Tokyo, a smoldering memorial to the unknown, an unknown which at this very moment still prevails and could at any time lash out with its terrible destruction anywhere else in the world. There were once many people here who could've told of what they saw... now there are only a few. My name is Steve Martin. I am a foreign correspondent for United World News. I was headed for an assignment in Cairo, when I stopped off in Tokyo for a social; but it turned out to be a visit to the living HELL of another world.


Millie Street: Be careful this time, Tris. There are pictures all over the place.
Tris Hatten: I know. Five thousand dollars, dead or alive, for the slaying of Sheriff Bates and his deputies. A sheriff as slow on the draw as old Bates deserved to die; him and those deputies of his. I did the county a favorb gettin' rid of those yellow-bellies.


[last lines]
Steve Martin: The menace was gone... so was a great man. But the whole world can wake up and live again.


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Raymond Burr Facts
Before dying from cancer, he threw some grand parties to say farewell to many of his friends.

Raymond loved to cook and throw intimate dinner parties.

The Columbia Theatre on Columbia Street in New Westminster, British Columbia, was renamed in his honor in 2000.

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