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Burl Ives

Actor | * 06/14/1909 († 85, 04/14/1995) | Hunt City, Illinois, U.S.
Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995) was an American singer and actor of stage, screen, radio and television. Ives began as an itinerant singer and banjoist, and launched his own radio show, The Wayfaring Stranger, which popularized traditional folk songs. In 1942 he appeared in Irving Berlin's This Is the Army, and then became a major star of CBS radio. In the 1960s he successfully crossed over into country music, recording hits such as "A Little Bitty Tear" and "Funny Way of Laughin'". A popular film actor through the late 1940s and '50s, Ives's best-known film roles included parts in So Dear to My Heart (1949) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), as well as Rufus Hannassey in The Big Country (1958), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Ives is often remembered for his voice-over work as Sam the Snowman, narrator of the classic 1964 Christmas television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Kids & Family

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Awards & Nominations for Burl Ives

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording

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Movies with Burl Ives as Actor(43)

as Big Daddy (archive footage)1994 Tennessee Williams: Orpheus of the American Stage
as himself1989 Thomas Hart Benton
as Sheriff Earl Hawkins1988 Two Moon Junction
as Sheriff John Catledge1986 Uphill All The Way
as Narrator (Voice)1985 The Ewok Adventure
as himself1984 DTV: Golden Oldies
as Carruthers1982 White Dog
as Ned Anderson1981 Earthbound
as Dr. Paulis1978 The Bermuda Depths
as Grandfather1978 The New Adventures of Heidi
as Narrator / Older Stuffy (voice)1976 The First Easter Rabbit
as Mr. McGraw1976 Baker's Hawk
as Neil McMasters1970 The McMasters
as Walter Nichols1968 The Sound of Anger
as Phineas T. Barnum1967 Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon
as Father Neptune1966 The Daydreamer
as Fakrash1964 The Brass Bottle
as Sam the Snowman (voice)1964 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
as Captain Morton1964 Ensign Pulver
as Osh Popham1963 Summer Magic
as Dr. Brits Jansen1962 The Spiral Road
as Judge Bruce Mallory Sullivan1960 Let No Man Write My Epitaph
as Dr. Hasselbacher1959 Our Man in Havana
as Jack Bruhn1959 Day of the Outlaw
as Éphraïm Cabot1958 Desire Under the Elms
as Cottonmouth1958 Wind Across the Everglades
as Rufus Hannassey1958 The Big Country
as Harvey „Big Daddy” Pollitt1958 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
as George Salt1956 The Power and the Prize
as Sam the Sheriff1955 East of Eden
as Lonesome1950 Sierra
as Uncle Hiram Douglas1948 So Dear to My Heart
as Hotel Clerk1948 Station West
as Willie1946 Smoky

TV Shows/Series with Burl Ives as Actor(14)

Additional Information

Full Name: Burl Ives
Born: Monday, 06/14 1909 (June) in Jasper County
Died: Friday, 04/14 1995 (April) in Anacortes (aged: 85)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Educated at: Eastern Illinois University, Indiana State University
Record Label: Bell Records, Columbia Records, Decca
Children: Steven Paul
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:10738, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 05/18/2019