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Raymond Burr

Raymond Burr was an actor. He was born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, and it is not known if he ever took out U.S. citizenship.

He is best known for his portrayal of defense attorney Perry Mason in the 1950s series of the same name and the several television movies that followed, and of the paralyzed Detective Robert Ironside in the television series Ironside.

Perhaps his greatest film role was that of the wife-murderer in Rear Window, although he is also known for the English-language inserts into the American version of the movie Godzilla, King of the Monsters.

Raymond Burr died on September 12, 1993 in Sonoma, California and was interred in the Fraser Cemetery, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. Outed as a homosexual shortly before his death and afterwards, it became known that two of his 3 reported marriages, as well as a dead (only) child, were invented not real.

Raymond Burr has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6656 Hollywood Blvd.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Raymond Burr Facts

Birth NameRaymond William Stacy Burr
BirthdayMay 21, 1917
BirthplaceNew Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Date of deathSeptember 12, 1993 (age 76)
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Raymond Burr compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Perry Mason: The Complete Series
Rear Window
Perry Mason: The Complete Movie Collection
Centennial: The Complete Series
Please Murder Me
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Alfred Hitchcock: The Essentials Collection
Peter & Paul DVD
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