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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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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.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 134

Birthday 1917-05-21

Day of Death 1993-09-12

Place of Birth New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

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Also Known As

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

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 FantastiCozzi as (archive footage)
2012 The Dean Martin Christmas Show as Himself
1999 Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood (American Masters) as (archive footage)
1993 Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss as Perry Mason
1993 Perry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host as Perry Mason
1993 Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal as Perry Mason
1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride as Perry Mason
1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo as Perry Mason
1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing as Perry Mason
1991 Showdown at Williams Creek as The Judge
1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion as Perry Mason
1991 Delirious as Carter Hedison
1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin as Perry Mason
1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster as Perry Mason
1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter as Perry Mason
1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter as Perry Mason
1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer as Perry Mason
1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception as Perry Mason
1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen as Perry Mason
1989 Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin as Perry Mason
1989 Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder as Perry Mason
1989 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson as Perry Mason
1988 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake as Perry Mason
1988 Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace as Perry Mason
1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel as Perry Mason
1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam as Perry Mason
1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit as Perry Mason
1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love as Perry Mason
1987 Unsolved Mysteries(605 episodes)
1986 Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star as Perry Mason
1986 Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun as Perry Mason
1985 Perry Mason Returns as Perry Mason
1984 Godzilla 1985 as Steve Martin
1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage as Himself (archive footage)
1982 Airplane II: The Sequel as Judge D.C. Simonton
1981 Peter and Paul as Herod Agrippa I
1980 The Night the City Screamed as Mayor
1980 The Curse of King Tut's Tomb as Jonash Sabastian
1980 Out of the Blue as Dr. Brean
1980 The Return as Dr. Kramer
1979 Disaster on the Coastliner as Estes Hill
1979 Eischied(2 episodes)
1979 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo(1 episode)
1979 Love's Savage Fury as Lyle Taggart, Sr.
1978 Centennial(12 episodes) as James Clark
1978 Centennial as Herman Bockweiss
1978 Tomorrow Never Comes as Burke
1977 79 Park Avenue(3 episodes) as Armand Perfido
1977 Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue as Armand Perfido
1977 Kingston: Confidential(14 episodes)
1977 Godzilla as Steve Martin
1976 The Captain and Tennille(1 episode)
1976 The Amazing World of Psychic Phenomena as Himself (Narrator) (voice)
1976 The Sonny & Cher Show(1 episode)
1976 Donny & Marie(1 episode)
1973 Portrait: A Man Whose Name Was John as Angelo Roncalli, Pope John XXIII
1970 The Flip Wilson Show(3 episodes)
1970 The Don Knotts Show(1 episode)
1969 The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour(1 episode)
1968 The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show(1 episode)
1968 P.J. as William Orbison
1968 It Takes a Thief(1 episode) as S.I.A. Bureau Chief
1967 The Honey Pot as Himself, as Perry Mason
1967 Ironside(201 episodes)
1967 Ironside as Robert Ironside
1960 Desire in the Dust as Col. Ben Marquand
1957 Affair in Havana as Mallabee
1957 Perry Mason(311 episodes) as Perry Mason
1957 Perry Mason(1 episode)
1957 Crime of Passion as Inspektor Pope
1956 Ride The High Iron as Ziggy Moline
1956 The Brass Legend as Tris Hatten
1956 A Cry in the Night as Harold Loftus
1956 Secret of Treasure Mountain as Cash Larsen
1956 Great Day in the Morning as Jumbo Means
1956 Godzilla, King of the Monsters! as Steve Martin
1956 Please Murder Me as Attorney Craig Carlson
1955 A Man Alone as Stanley
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour(1 episode)
1955 Count Three and Pray as Yancey Huggins
1955 You're Never Too Young as Noonan
1954 They Were So Young as Jaime Coltos
1954 Climax!(3 episodes)
1954 Passion as Captain Rodriguez
1954 Thunder Pass as Tulsa
1954 Khyber Patrol as Capt. Ahmed Shir
1954 Rear Window as Lars Thorwald
1954 Gorilla at Large as Cy Miller
1954 Casanova's Big Night as Bragadin
1953 Fort Algiers as Amir
1953 Tarzan and the She-Devil as Vargo
1953 Serpent of the Nile as Mark Antony
1953 The Blue Gardenia as Harry Prebble
1953 The Academy Awards(1 episode)
1953 The Bandits of Corsica as Jonatto
1952 A Star Shall Rise as Balthazar
1952 Horizons West as Cord Hardin
1952 Mr. & Mrs. North(1 episode)
1952 Mara Maru as Brock Benedict
1952 Meet Danny Wilson as Nick Driscoll alias Joe Martell
1951 Dragnet(1 episode)
1951 FBI Girl as Blake
1951 The Magic Carpet as Grand Vizier Boreg al Buzzar
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars(1 episode)
1951 The Whip Hand as Steve Loomis
1951 Bride of the Gorilla as Barney Chavez
1951 His Kind of Woman as Nick Ferraro
1951 Tales of Tomorrow(1 episode)
1951 A Place in the Sun as Dist. Atty. R. Frank Marlowe
1951 New Mexico as Private Anderson
1951 M as Pottsy
1950 Lux Video Theatre(4 episodes)
1950 Borderline as Pete Ritchie
1950 Key to the City as Les Taggart
1950 Unmasked as Roger Lewis
1949 Abandoned as Kerric
1949 Love Happy as Alphonse Zoto
1949 Red Light as Nick Cherney
1949 Black Magic as Alexandre Dumas, Jr.
1949 Bride of Vengeance as Michelotto
1949 The Emmy Awards(1 episode)
1949 Criss Cross as Gangster
1948 Adventures of Don Juan as Captain Alvarez
1948 Station West as Lawyer Mark Bristow
1948 Walk a Crooked Mile as Krebs
1948 Pitfall as MacDonald
1948 Raw Deal as Rick Coyle
1948 Fighting Father Dunne as Attorney in Trial Montage
1948 Ruthless as Pete Vendig
1948 Sleep, My Love as Detective Sgt. Strake
1948 I Love Trouble as Herb
1947 Desperate as Walt Radak
1947 Code of the West as Boyd Carter
1946 San Quentin as Jeff Torrance
1946 Without Reservations as Paul Gill

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