Raymond Burr

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Raymond Burr
  • Birth Name: Raymond William Stacy Burr
  • Birth Place: New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/21/1917, Taurus
  • Date of Death: 09/12/1993
  • Profession: Actor
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Raymond Burr Fast Facts:
  • Honed his acting skills at the Pasadena Playhouse.
  • Made his Broadway debut in 1941's Crazy With the Heat.
  • Was signed by RKO as a contract player and made his film debut in the 1946 Claudette Colbert-John Wayne comedy Without Reservations.
  • Became known for playing the heavy in film-noir pictures, such as Desperate and Raw Deal, before being cast as a prosecutor in 1951's A Place in the Sun.
  • Won the Perry Mason lead role over Fred MacMurray and Efrem Zimbalist Jr.; when the series ended in 1966, was the highest paid actor on TV, making $18,500 per episode.
  • Established Raymond Burr Vineyards in California's Dry Creek Valley.
  • Raymond Burr Relationships:
  • Robert Benevides - Significant Other
  • William Burr - Father
  • James Edmond Burr - Brother
  • Minerva Burr - Mother
  • Isabella Ward - Ex-wife
  • Geraldine Burr Fuller - Sister
  • Raymond Burr Awards:
  • 1968 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series - Nominee
  • 1970 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series - Nominee
  • 1969 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series - Nominee
  • 1972 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series - Nominee
  • 1971 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series - Nominee
  • 1960 Emmy: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Series - Nominee
  • 1959 Emmy: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic Series - Winner
  • 1961 Emmy: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Series (Lead) - Winner
  • 1972 Golden Globe: Actor in a Leading Role - Drama Series or Television Movie - Nominee
  • 1969 Golden Globe: Actor in a Television Series - Nominee
  • 1968 Emmy: Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama - Nominee

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