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Subject: Archive: Raymond Burr, Sept. 12, 1993


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Date Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 04:49:54pm

Raymond William Stacy Burr (May 21, 1917 September 12, 1993) was a Canadian-American actor, primarily known for his title roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside. He was prominently involved in multiple charitable endeavors, such as working on behalf of the United Service Organizations.

Burr's early acting career included roles on Broadway, radio, television and in film, usually as the villain. His portrayal of the suspected murderer in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Rear Window (1954) is regarded as his best-known film role. He won two Emmy Awards, in 1959 and 1961, for the role of Perry Mason, which he played for nine seasons (19571966) and reprised in a series of 26 television films (19851993). His second hit TV series, Ironside, earned him six Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe nominations.

After Burr's death from cancer in 1993, his personal life came into question, as many details of his known biography appeared to be unverifiable.

In 1996, Burr was listed as one of the 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time by TV Guide. A 2014 study found that Burr was rated as the favorite actor by Netflix users, with the greatest number of dedicated microgenres.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Burr

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Here's a clip of "The Case of the Twice Told Twist"Only episode of the original series filmed in colorTuesday, September 12, 04:53:44pm
I've read that Burr actually did love a woman but her mother refused to let them marry because he was so much older than her at the time. (NT)Her name? NATALIE WOODThursday, September 14, 01:36:29pm
In his final Perry Mason movie, he's only seen standing once (NT)It was finished just two months before his deathThursday, September 14, 05:24:43pm


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