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.
MINI BIO:Genial, jovial American folk singer with tufty dark hair and goatee beard. He won a reputation as a musical storyteller, then made a few appearances in outdoor adventure tales in the 1940s before unexpectedly becoming a dramatic heavyweight, in both senses, in the following decade. Singing remained his first love, but he continued to pop up occasionally in films, mostly as elderly characters as cantankerous as his early portraits had been good-humored. Oscar (best supporting actor) for The Big Country. Suffered a degenerative bone disease in later years. Died from mouth cancer. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
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Burl Ives was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actor for The Big Country (as Rufus Hannassey) in 1958.
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Rufus Hannassey: The Hannasseys will have no peace until the bones of Henry Terrill is bleaching in Blanco Canyon. Now he started this blood-spilling, and I aim to finish it.
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'.
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