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Raymond Burr

Perry Mason in The New Perry Mason

Photos Raymond Burr Birth name: Raymond William Stacy Burr
Birth date: 1917/05/21
Date of death : 1993/09/12 (76 years old)
Birth place : New Westminster Canada
Height: 1.85 m

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Biography for Raymond Burr

Born as Raymond 'William Stacy' Burr, 21 May 1917, in New Westminster, British Columbia, Burr spent most of his early life travelling. While still young, his father moved his family to China, while the elder Burr worked as a trade agent. When the family returned to Canada, Raymond's parents divorced; his mother then took him to Vallejo, California, where she raised him with the aid of his grandparents. As he got older, Burr began to take jobs to support his mother, younger sister and younger brother. He took jobs as a ranch hand in Roswell, New Mexico; as a deputy sheriff; a photo salesman; and even as a singer in night clubs.

In World War Two, Burr served in the Navy. When in Okinawa, he was shot in the stomach and sent home. Soon after this, in 1946, Burr made his film debut in San Quentin (1946). From there, he went on to act in more than 90 films before landing the role of defense attorney "Perry Mason" (1957) in the series of the same name. Then, in 1993, after a battle with cancer that dated back to his days on "Perry Mason", Burr died on 12 September 1993 at his ranch home.

Raymond Burr is known for his roles of Perry Mason and Robert Dacier in the TV series Perry Mason and the Iron Man. He also turned for cinema and in particular in window on Alfred Hitchcock Cours. He died on September 12, 1993 from cancer.

Raymond Burr was an American actor born May 21, 1917 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. He was mainly known for his role as Irving Thalberg in the MGM musical, "La Grande Illusion", as well as for his main role in the television series "Perry Mason". Burr has also played in many other movies and television series, including "Rear Window", "Godzilla" and "Dallas".


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Title Role
Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss (1993) (TV) Perry Mason
Perry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host (1993) (TV) Perry Mason
The Return of Ironside (1993) (TV) Robert Ironside
Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal (1993) (TV) Perry Mason
Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (1992) (TV) Perry Mason
Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo (1992) (TV) Perry Mason
Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing (1992) (TV) Perry Mason
Grass Roots (1992) (TV) Judge Boggs
Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion (1991) (TV) Perry Mason
Delirious (1991) Carter Hedison
Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin (1991) (TV) Perry Mason
Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (1991) (TV) Perry Mason
Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter (1991) (TV) Perry Mason
Showdown at Williams Creek (1991) The Judge
Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (1990) (TV) Perry Mason
Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (1990) (TV) Perry Mason
Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990) (TV) Perry Mason
Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen (1990) (TV) Perry Mason
Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin (1989) (TV) Perry Mason
Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder (1989) (TV) Perry Mason
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson (1989) (TV) Perry Mason
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988) (TV) Perry Mason
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (1988) (TV) Perry Mason
Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel (1987) (TV) Perry Mason
Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (1987) (TV) Perry Mason
Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (1987) (TV) Perry Mason
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love (1987) (TV) Perry Mason
Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (1986) (TV) Perry Mason
Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (1986) (TV) Perry Mason
Perry Mason Returns (1985) (TV) Perry Mason
Gojira (1984) Steve Martin
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) Judge D.C. Simonton
Peter and Paul (1981) (TV) Herod Agrippa I
The Night the City Screamed (1980) (TV) Mayor
Out of the Blue (1980) Dr. Brean
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (1980) (TV) Jonash Sabastian
The Return (1980) Dr. Kramer
Disaster on the Coastliner (1979) (TV) Estes Hill
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo
Love's Savage Fury (1979) (TV) Lyle Taggart, Sr.
The Love Boat
The Jordan Chance (1978) (TV) Frank Jordan
Centennial (1978) (mini) TV Series Herman Bockweiss
The Bastard (1978) (TV) (voice) Narrator
Tomorrow Never Comes (1978) Burke
Kingston: Confidential (1977) TV Series R.B. Kingston (1977)
Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue (1977) (mini) TV Series Armand Perfido
Kingston (1976) (TV) R.B. Kingston
Mallory: Circumstantial Evidence (1976) (TV) Arthur Mallory
Portrait: A Man Whose Name Was John (1973) (TV) Angelo Roncalli, Pope John XXIII
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors
Ironside Robert Ironside (1967-1975)
The Priest Killer (1971) (TV) Robert Ironside
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour - Episode dated 21 February 1971 (1971) TV Episode Guest Performer
Split Second to an Epitaph (1968) (TV) Robert Ironside
P.J. (1968) William Orbison
It Takes a Thief - A Thief Is a Thief (1968) TV Episode
Ironside (1967) (TV) Robert Ironside
Perry Mason Perry Mason
Pantomime Quiz
The Jack Benny Program
Desire in the Dust (1960) Col. Ben Marquand
Playhouse 90 Friedman
Affair in Havana (1957) Mallabee
The Web - No Escape (1957) TV Episode George
Undercurrent - No Escape (1957) TV Episode George
Crime of Passion (1957) Police Inspector Anthony (Tony) Pope
Ride the High Iron (1956) Ziggy Moline
The Brass Legend (1956) Tris Hatten
Lux Video Theatre
A Cry in the Night (1956) Harold Loftus
Secret of Treasure Mountain (1956) Cash Larsen
Great Day in the Morning (1956) Jumbo Means
Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) Steve Martin
Celebrity Playhouse - No Escape (1956) TV Episode George
Please Murder Me (1956) Attorney Craig Carlson
The Ford Television Theatre
The 20th Century-Fox Hour
Count Three and Pray (1955) Yancey Huggins
A Man Alone (1955) Stanley, Bank of Mesa
You're Never Too Young (1955) Noonan
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
Passion (1954) Captain Rodriguez
Mannequins für Rio (1954) Jaime Coltos
Thunder Pass (1954) Tulsa
Khyber Patrol (1954) Capt. Ahmed Shir
Rear Window (1954) Lars Thorwald
Gorilla at Large (1954) Cy Miller
Mr. & Mrs. North - Murder for Sale (1954) TV Episode
Casanova's Big Night (1954) Bragadin
Four Star Playhouse
Fort Algiers (1953) Amir
Tarzan and the She-Devil (1953) Vargo
Serpent of the Nile (1953) Mark Anthony
The Blue Gardenia (1953) Harry Prebble
The Bandits of Corsica (1953) Jonatto
Your Favorite Story - How Much Land Does a Man Need? (1953) TV Episode
Tales of Tomorrow - The Mask of Medua (1953) TV Episode
Family Theatre
Horizons West (1952) Cord Hardin
Gruen Guild Playhouse
The Unexpected
Mara Maru (1952) Brock Benedict
Meet Danny Wilson (1952) Nick Driscoll alias Joe Martell
Rebound - Joker's Wild (1952) TV Episode
A Star Shall Rise (1952) Balthazar
Chesterfield Sound Off Time
FBI Girl (1951) Blake
Bride of the Gorilla (1951) Barney Chavez
The Magic Carpet (1951) Grand Vizier Boreg al Buzzar
The Whip Hand (1951) Steve Loomis
His Kind of Woman (1951) Nick Ferraro
A Place in the Sun (1951) Dist. Atty. R. Frank Marlowe
New Mexico (1951) Pvt. Anderson
M (1951) Pottsy
Stars Over Hollywood
The Amazing Mr. Malone - Premiere (1951) TV Episode
Borderline (1950) Pete Ritchie
Key to the City (1950) Les Taggart
Unmasked (1950) Roger Lewis
Black Magic (1949) Alexandre Dumas, Jr.
Abandoned (1949) Kerric
Love Happy (1949) Alphonse Zoto
Red Light (1949) Nick Cherney
Bride of Vengeance (1949) Michelotto
Criss Cross (1949) (uncredited) Bit part
Adventures of Don Juan (1948) Captain Alvarez
Walk a Crooked Mile (1948) Krebs
Station West (1948) Mark Bristow (lawyer)
Pitfall (1948) MacDonald
Raw Deal (1948) Rick Coyle
Fighting Father Dunne (1948) (uncredited) Prosecuting Attorney in Montage
Ruthless (1948) Pete Vendig
Sleep, My Love (1948) Detective Sgt. Strake
I Love Trouble (1948) Herb
Desperate (1947) Walt Radak
Code of the West (1947) Boyd Carter
San Quentin (1946) Jeff Torrance
Without Reservations (1946) (uncredited) Paul Gill


His favorite hobby, later developed into a business, was cultivating orchids. Raymond developed one orchid which he named the Barbara Hale Orchid.

Had an art gallery on California's Rodeo Drive in the early '50s.

Raymond loved to cook and throw intimate dinner parties.

While working with Errol Flynn, Flynn told him that if he died with ten dollars in his pocket he hadn't done a good job. This inspired him to always share his wealth with all.

On October 1, 1993 a memorial service was held at the Pasadena Playhouse, the very same theatre that he had made his acting debut 50 years before. A director's chair with "RAYMOND BURR" placed in the centre stage played host to friends who paid tribute.

Suffered eye damage from always having to look upwards while in a wheelchair on the "Ironside" (1967) set.

Was once a famous loungeroom singer in his younger days.

Before dying from cancer, he threw some grand parties to say farewell to many of his friends.

Interred at Fraser Cemetery, New Westminister, British Columbia, Canada.

Bought his own 3,000-acre island 165 miles northeast of Suva in Fiji in 1965 and named it Naitamba

Left his $32-million estate solely to Robert Benevides.

The Burr Theatre was created in 2000 in the old site of the Columbia Theatre on Columbia Street in New Westminster.

He, Michael J. Fox and Jim Carrey head list of top Canadians in U.S. television compiled by Banff Television Festival, June 2002.

Portrayed Lee Quince, Captain of Cavalry, on CBS Radio's "Fort Larmaie" in 1956.

He was the director of the Pasadena Community Playhouse before entering the Navy in World War II.

He attended Stanford, Columbia and Chungking universities.

He taught drama at Columbia University.

He was incredibly generous, giving most of his money to charities and sharing it with friends.

Longtime companion of Robert Benevides.


Spouse : Isabella Ward (1947 - ?) (divorced)

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  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by abdest

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