Raymond Burr

Actor, Film actor

1917 – 1993

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Who was Raymond Burr?

Raymond William Stacey Burr 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 widely known for his role as a suspected murderer in Rear Window.

After Burr's death from cancer in 1993, his personal life came into question as details of his known biography appeared to be unverifiable.

Burr was ranked #44 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time in 1996. Raymond Burr is also the actor with the most dedicated Netflix micro-genres.

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Born
May 21, 1917
New Westminster
Also known as
  • Ray
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • Irish American
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • Stanford University
  • Columbia University
Lived in
  • San Francisco
  • Vallejo
Died
Sep 12, 1993
Healdsburg

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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