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Burl Ives

Street Artist / Writer / Songwriter / Amateur Radio Operator | * 06/14/1909 († 85, 04/14/1995) | Hunt City, Illinois (United States of America (USA))
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Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995) was an American musician, singer and actor with a career that spanned more than six decades. Ives began his career as an itinerant singer and guitarist, eventually launching 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 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'". Ives was also a popular film actor through the late 1940s and '50s. His film roles included parts in So Dear to My Heart (1948) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), as well as the role of Rufus Hannassey in The Big Country (1958), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Ives is often associated with the Christmas season. He did voice-over work as Sam the Snowman, narrator of the classic 1964 Christmas television special ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Kids & Family | Comedies

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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 Male Pop Vocal Performance Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording
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Movies with Burl Ives as Actor(46)

as Self (archive footage)2019 My Music: A Classic Christmas
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 Narrator - Vocalist (voice)1975 Hugo the Hippo
as McMasters1970 The McMasters
as Walter Nichols1969 The Whole World Is Watching
as Geppetto1968 Pinocchio
as Walter Nichols1968 The Sound of Anger
as Phineas T. Barnum1967 Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon
as Father Neptune (voice)1966 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 Narrator (US Version) (voice)1962 Flying Clipper - Dream Voyage under White Sails
as Judge Bruce Mallory Sullivan1960 Let No Man Write My Epitaph
as Dr. Hasselbacher1960 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(21)

as himself1982 Wogan
as Old Syrup1976 Captains and the Kings
as himself1969 The Johnny Cash Show
as Arthur Jellicoe1968 The Name of the Game
as Walter Nicholls1968 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers
as Prater Beaseley1964 Daniel Boone
as himself1964 The Hollywood Palace
as himself1963 The Danny Kaye Show
as Jonathan J. Dwire1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre
as King David1953 GE Theater
as Self - Mystery Guest1950 What's My Line?
as Self - Singer1948 The Ed Sullivan Show
as himself1948 The Ed Sullivan Show

Full Name: Burl Ives
Born: Monday, 06/14 1909 (June) in Hunt City, Illinois (United States of America (USA))
Died: Friday, 04/14 1995 (April) in Anacortes (aged: 85)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Eastern Illinois University, Indiana State University
Record Label: Bell Records, Columbia Records, Decca
Children: Steven Paul
Father: Frank Ives
Mother: Dellie White
Other names for Burl Ives (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives"
"Бёрл Айвз"
Burl Ives frequently works together with these people:
Eddie Albert (14x, Actor)
Peggy Lee (12x, Actress)
Van Johnson (11x, Actor)
Red Buttons (11x, Actor)
Cesar Romero (11x, Actor)
Sammy Davis Jr. (11x, Actor)
Ted White (11x, Actor)
Vincent Price (10x, Actor)
Mickey Rooney (10x, Actor)
Polly Bergen (10x, Actress)
Art Linkletter (10x, Actor)
Jules Bass (7x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:10738, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 04/25/2024