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).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
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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