Personal Info

Known For Acting

Known Credits 140

Gender Male

Birthday 1917-05-21

Day of Death 1993-09-12

Place of Birth New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

Also Known As

  • Raymond William Stacy Burr
  • Рэймонд Бёрр
  • Рэймонд Уильям Стейси Берр
  • Рэймонд Барр

Biography

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.

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Acting (140)

  • 1956 A Cry in the Night
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1954 Gorilla at Large
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1953 Tarzan and the She-Devil
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1953 The Blue Gardenia
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1951 Bride of the Gorilla
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1951 His Kind of Woman
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1949 Black Magic
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1948 Adventures of Don Juan
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1979 Disaster on the Coastliner
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1978 Tomorrow Never Comes
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

Crew (1)