Job Actor, voice over actor, folk singer, writer, author
Years active 1935-93
Top Roles Sam the Sheriff, Ephriam Cabot, Big Daddy Pollitt, Osh Popham, Dr. Hasselbacher
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.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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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.

Academy Awards

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

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Classic Movie Travels:

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

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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


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Burl Ives Quotes:

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.


Rufus Hannassey: Why ain't you dead? You let 'em run my cows off and you come back standing up!
Buck Hannassey: What could we do, Pa? There was twenty of them... just a few of us!
Rufus Hannassey: Them cows is worth more than the whole lot of ya.


Rufus Hannassey: [examining McKay's dueling pistols] These guns loaded?
James McKay: All but the caps. They haven't been fired for a long time - the vents will have to be cleared out. I'll do it for you, if you like.
Rufus Hannassey: Teach your grandmother to suck eggs! I've been handling guns like this, flintlock and caplock, since before you were born.


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

Was inducted into the DeMolay Hall of Fame on June 24th, 1994.

Interred at Mound Cemetery, Jasper County, Illinois, USA.

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