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Raymond Burr

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Raymond William Stacey Burr (May 21, 1917 – September 12, 1993) was a Canadian actor, primarily known for his title roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside. His early acting career included roles on Broadway, radio, television and in film, usually as the villain. He won two Emmy Awards in 1959 and 1961 for the role of Perry Mason, which he played for nine seasons between 1957 and 1966. His second hit series, Ironside, earned him six Emmy nominations, and two Golden Globe nominations. He is also known for his role as Steve Martin in both Godzilla, King of the Monsters! and Godzilla 1985. In addition to acting, Burr owned an orchid business and had begun to grow a vineyard. He was a collector of wines and art, and was very fond of cooking. After his death from cancer in 1993, Burr's personal life came into question as details of his known biography appeared to be unverifiable. Gradually, it was revealed that Burr had possibly contrived a life story that hid his homosexuality. Description above from the Wikipedia article Raymond Burr, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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May 21, 1917 In New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Without Reservations 1946-05-13
Latest Project:
Movie FantastiCozzi 2016-05-21
Known For
Poster of Peter and Paul
Poster of The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo
Poster of 79 Park Avenue
Poster of It Takes a Thief
Movie FantastiCozzi (archive footage) 2016-05-21
Movie Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood (archive footage) 1999-01-23
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal Perry Mason 1993-02-19
Movie The Return of Ironside Robert T. Dacier 1993-05-04
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host Perry Mason 1993-05-21
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss Perry Mason 1993-11-29
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo Perry Mason 1992-05-05
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing Perry Mason 1992-03-01
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride Perry Mason 1992-10-30
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter Perry Mason 1991-01-06
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster Perry Mason 1991-02-11
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin Perry Mason 1991-05-14
Movie Showdown at Williams Creek The Judge 1991-10-31
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion Perry Mason 1991-09-24
Movie Delirious Carter Hedison 1991-08-09
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen Perry Mason 1990-01-21
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception Perry Mason 1990-03-11
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer Perry Mason 1990-05-20
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter Perry Mason 1990-09-30
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder Perry Mason 1989-04-09
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson Perry Mason 1989-02-12
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin Perry Mason 1989-11-09
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace Perry Mason 1988-02-28
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake Perry Mason 1988-05-15
Series Unsolved Mysteries 1987-01-20
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love Perry Mason 1987-02-23
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam Perry Mason 1987-10-04
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel Perry Mason 1987-11-15
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit Perry Mason 1987-05-24
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun Perry Mason 1986-05-29
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star Perry Mason 1986-11-08
Movie Godzilla 1985 Steve Martin 1985-07-26
Movie Perry Mason Returns Perry Mason 1985-12-01
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie Airplane II: The Sequel Judge D.C. Simonton 1982-12-10
Series Peter and Paul Herod Agrippa I 1981-04-12
Movie The Return Dr. Kramer 1980-03-31
Movie Out of the Blue Dr. Brean 1980-05-01
Movie The Night the City Screamed Mayor 1980-12-14
Movie The Curse of King Tut's Tomb Jonash Sabastian 1980-05-08
Movie Love's Savage Fury Lyle Taggart, Sr. 1979-05-20
Series The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo Unknown 1979-09-18
Series Eischied Unknown 1979-09-21
Movie Disaster on the Coastliner Estes Hill 1979-10-29
Movie Tomorrow Never Comes Burke 1978-01-01
Series Centennial James Clark 1978-10-01
Movie The Jordan Chance Frank Jordan 1978-12-12
Movie Godzilla Steve Martin 1977-01-01
Series Kingston: Confidential 1977-03-23
Movie Aliens from Spaceship Earth Himself 1977-01-01
Series The Love Boat Malcolm Dwyer 1977-09-24
Series 79 Park Avenue Armand Perfido 1977-10-16
Series Donny & Marie Unknown 1976-01-23
Series The Sonny & Cher Show Unknown 1976-02-01
Series The Captain and Tennille Unknown 1976-09-20
Movie The Amazing World of Psychic Phenomena Himself (Narrator) (voice) 1976-06-18
Movie Portrait: A Man Whose Name Was John Angelo Roncalli, Pope John XXIII 1973-04-21
Series The Don Knotts Show Unknown 1970-09-15
Series The Flip Wilson Show Unknown 1970-09-17
Series The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Unknown 1969-01-22
Movie The Dean Martin Christmas Show Himself 1968-12-19
Series It Takes a Thief S.I.A. Bureau Chief 1968-01-09
Movie P.J. William Orbison 1968-03-06
Series The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show Unknown 1968-09-15
Movie Ironside Robert Ironside 1967-03-28
Movie The Honey Pot Himself, as Perry Mason 1967-05-21
Series Ironside Robert Ironside 1967-03-28
Movie Desire in the Dust Col. Ben Marquand 1960-10-10
Series Perry Mason Perry Mason 1957-09-21
Movie Affair in Havana Mallabee 1957-10-01
Movie Great Day in the Morning Jumbo Means 1956-05-16
Movie Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Steve Martin 1956-04-27
Movie Crime of Passion Inspektor Pope 1956-12-28
Movie Secret of Treasure Mountain Cash Larsen 1956-06-26
Movie Please Murder Me Attorney Craig Carlson 1956-03-01
Movie The Brass Legend Tris Hatten 1956-12-01
Movie Ride The High Iron Ziggy Moline 1956-12-01
Movie A Cry in the Night Harold Loftus 1956-08-17
Movie You're Never Too Young Noonan 1955-08-25
Movie Count Three and Pray Yancey Huggins 1955-10-01
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Movie A Man Alone Stanley 1955-10-17
Movie Khyber Patrol Ahmed Shir 1954-09-04
Movie Gorilla at Large Cy Miller 1954-05-01
Movie Thunder Pass Tulsa 1954-09-20
Movie Casanova's Big Night Bragadin 1954-04-07
Movie Rear Window Lars Thorwald 1954-09-01
Movie A Star Is Born World Premiere Self 1954-09-28
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie Passion Captain Rodriguez 1954-10-06
Movie They Were So Young Jaime Coltos 1954-10-20
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie The Blue Gardenia Harry Prebble 1953-03-20
Movie The Bandits of Corsica Jonatto 1953-02-27
Movie Serpent of the Nile Mark Antony 1953-05-08
Movie Fort Algiers Amir 1953-08-30
Movie Tarzan and the She-Devil Vargo 1953-06-18
Movie Meet Danny Wilson Nick Driscoll 1952-04-01
Series Mr. & Mrs. North Unknown 1952-10-03
Movie Mara Maru Brock Benedict 1952-04-23
Movie Horizons West Cord Hardin 1952-10-11
Movie A Star Shall Rise Balthazar 1952-12-25
Movie A Place in the Sun District Attorney R. Frank Marlowe 1951-06-12
Series Tales of Tomorrow Unknown 1951-08-03
Movie His Kind of Woman Nick Ferraro 1951-08-15
Movie M Pottsy 1951-03-01
Movie New Mexico Private Anderson 1951-05-18
Movie FBI Girl Blake 1951-11-04
Movie The Whip Hand Steve Loomis 1951-10-01
Series Dragnet Unknown 1951-12-16
Movie The Magic Carpet Boreg al Buzzar 1951-10-18
Movie Bride of the Gorilla Barney Chavez 1951-10-01
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Unmasked Roger Lewis 1950-01-30
Movie Key to the City Les Taggart 1950-02-02
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie Borderline Pete Ritchie 1950-03-01
Movie Bride of Vengeance Michelotto 1949-04-07
Series The Emmy Awards Unknown 1949-01-25
Movie Black Magic Alexandre Dumas, Jr. 1949-08-19
Movie Criss Cross Gangster 1949-02-04
Movie Red Light Nick Cherney 1949-09-30
Movie Abandoned Kerric 1949-10-28
Movie Love Happy Alphonse Zoto 1949-10-12
Movie Fighting Father Dunne Attorney in Trial Montage 1948-05-12
Movie Ruthless Pete Vendig 1948-04-16
Movie I Love Trouble Herb 1948-01-15
Movie Sleep, My Love Detective Sergeant Strake 1948-02-18
Movie Raw Deal Rick Coyle 1948-05-21
Movie Pitfall MacDonald 1948-08-11
Movie Walk a Crooked Mile Krebs 1948-09-02
Movie Adventures of Don Juan Capitão Alvarez 1948-12-01
Movie Station West Lawyer Mark Bristow 1948-09-01
Movie Code of the West Boyd Carter 1947-02-20
Movie Desperate Walt Radak 1947-06-20
Movie Without Reservations Paul Gill (uncredited) 1946-05-13
Movie San Quentin Jeff Torrance 1946-12-16