Raymond Burr

Canadian actor (1917-1993)

Raymond William Stacey Burr (May 21, 1917 – September 12, 1993) was a Canadian actor and vintner, famous for his roles in the television dramas Perry Mason, for which he was awarded two Emmy Awards, and Ironside.

Raymond Burr
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Burr in 1961
Raymond William Stacey Burr

(1917-05-21)May 21, 1917
DiedSeptember 12, 1993(1993-09-12) (aged 76)
Cause of deathKidney cancer
Years active1940-1993
Known forActing roles:
Perry Mason in
Perry Mason
Robert T. Ironside in Ironside
Steve Martin in Godzilla, King Of The Monsters and Godzilla 1985
Spouse(s)Annette Sutherland (1942-1943)
Robert Benevides (1955-1993)
AwardsEmmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor - Drama Series
1961, Perry Mason
1959, Perry Mason

Burr's mother was of English and Scottish ancestry; his father was Irish.

Burr was a closeted homosexual.[1]


  1. Hiding in Plain Sight

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