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Raymond Burr : Biography, Pictures, Photos, Trivia, Address, Filmography (The New Perry Mason)

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Raymond Burr - Trivia


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.

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