Raymond Burr (TV Actor) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Raymond Burr

Raymond William Stacy Burr was a Canadian-American actor primarily known for his title roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside. Burr’s early acting career included roles on Broadway, radio, television, and film, usually as the villain. His portrayal of the suspected murderer in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Rear Window is his best-known film role, although he is also remembered for his role in the 1956 film Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, which he reprised in the 1984 film Godzilla 1985. He won Emmy Awards for acting in 1959 and 1961 for the role of Perry Mason, which he played for nine seasons and reprised in a series of 26 Perry Mason TV movies. His second TV series Ironside earned him six Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations. Burr died of cancer in 1993, and his personal life came into question, as many details of his biography appeared to be unverifiable. He was ranked number 44 of the 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time by TV Guide magazine in 1996.

Born: Raymond William Stacy Burr, May 21, 1917, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Died: September 12, 1993, Healdsburg, California, U.S.
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1934–1993
Spouse(s): Isabella Ward, (married 1948–1952)
Partner(s): Robert Benevides (1960–1993)
IMDb: Raymond Burr’s IMDb

About Raymond Burr

American actor best known for his starring roles in the TV shows Perry Mason and Ironside. He is also known as the antagonistic man in the other apartment in Alfred Hitchcock‘s classic Rear Window.

Before Fame

He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps for a year and while this is true, he developed a habit for inventing stories about his childhood.


In 2014, a study found that Burr was the overall favorite actor among Netflix users, due to the wide range of roles he portrayed.

Family Life

He married Isabella Ward in 1948, and the couple divorced in 1952.


He starred with Eva Marie Saint in The Curse of King Tut’s Tomb.

Information related to Raymond Burr

  • Canadian people of World War II
  • Perry Mason
  • Canadian male radio actors
  • Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series Primetime Emmy Award winners
  • Male actors from the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Civilian Conservation Corps people
  • LGBT male actors
  • Berkeley High School (Berkeley, California) alumni
  • Male actors from British Columbia
  • LGBT entertainers from Canada
  • Canadian expatriate male actors in the United States
  • 20th-century Canadian male actors

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Latest information about Raymond Burr updated on September 11, 2020.

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