Raymond Burr

Mostly Credited As: Raymond Burr
Sometimes Credited As: Ray Burr

Birth Name: Raymond William Stacy Burr
Date Of Birth: May 21, 1917 (Age 76)
Country Of Birth: Canada
Birth Place: New Westminster, British Columbia
Date Of Death: September 12, 1993
Cause Of Death: Liver Cancer (Sonoma, CA)
Height: 6' 1 ½" (1.86 m)

Raymond Burr

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Trial by Jury (1989)As: Gordon Duane (Host)
Unsolved Mysteries (1988)As: Himself (Host 1987)
Centennial (1978)As: Herman Bockweiss
79 Park Avenue (1977)As: Armand Perfido
Kingston: Confidential (1977)As: R.B. Kingston
Ironside (1967)As: Robert Ironside
Perry Mason (1957)As: Perry Mason
The Emmy Awards (1949)As: Himself (Host 1959)
Episode Cast Credits 

The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (1979) 
  The Mob Comes to Orly 01x05: (Oct/23/1979) As Dominic Ross 

Eischied (1979) 
  Only the Pretty Girls Die (2) (aka The Demon) 01x02: (Sep/28/1979) As Police Commissioner 
  Only the Pretty Girls Die (1) (aka The Demon) 01x01: (Sep/21/1979) As Police Commissioner 

The Love Boat (1977) 
  Disco Baby/Alas, Poor Dwyer/After the War/Ticket to Ride/Itsy Bitsy (2) 02x19: (Feb/03/1979) As Malcolm Dwyer 
  Disco Baby/Alas, Poor Dwyer/After the War/Ticket to Ride/Itsy Bitsy (1) 02x18: (Feb/03/1979) As Malcolm Dwyer 

The Captain and Tennille (1976) 
  Show #8 01x08: (Nov/22/1976) As Himself 

Donny and Marie (1976) 
  GUESTS: RAYMOND BURR, ESTHER ROLLE 01x06: (Mar/05/1976) As Himself 

The Sonny & Cher Show (1976) 
  Show 2 01x02: (Feb/08/1976) As Himself 

The Flip Wilson Show (1970) 
  Raymond Burr, Dom Deluise, Gladys Knight & The Pips 03x11: (Nov/30/1972) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]
  Raymond Burr, Ruth Gordon, Stevie Wonder 02x03: (Sep/30/1971) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]
  Raymond Burr, Stanley Myron, The Muppets, Loretta Long, Sunday's Child 01x05: (Oct/15/1970) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1969) 
  Five Days in the Death of Sgt. Brown (2) 04x01: (Sep/19/1972) As Robert T. Ironside, [Starring Roles]

The Dean Martin Show (1965) 
  Raymond Burr / Bob Newhart / Elaine Stritch 07x20: (Jan/27/1972) As Himself 
  Raymond Burr / Diahann Carroll / Pat Henry 06x18: (Jan/21/1971) As Himself 

The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1969) 
  The Osmonds, Raymond Burr, Larry Storch, Susan Raye 03x21: (Feb/21/1971) As Himself 
  Raymond Burr, Ella Fitzgerald, Charles Manna, Neil Diamond 02x22: (Mar/01/1970) As Himself 

The Don Knotts Show (1970) 
  Season 1, Episode 11 01x11: (Dec/15/1970) As Himself 

The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show (1968) 
  Goldie Hawn / Hugh Hefner / Raymond Burr / Ted Neeley 01x02: (Sep/22/1968) As Himself 

Perry Mason (1957) 
  The Case of the Dead Ringer 09x26: (Apr/17/1966) As Grimes, [Uncredited]

The Red Skelton Show (1951) 
  Raymond Burr / The Kinks 14x29: (Mar/30/1965) As Himself 
  Raymond Burr / The Beach Boys 13x34: (May/12/1964) As Himself 
  Raymond Burr / The Kessler Twins 13x13: (Dec/03/1963) As Himself 

The Jack Benny Program (1950) 
  Air Force Sketch 13x04: (Oct/16/1962) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]
  Jack on Trial for Murder 12x03: (Nov/05/1961) As Perry Mason, [Special Guest Stars]

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 13th Annual Emmy Awards 13x01: (May/16/1961) As Winner: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Series (Lead) (for 'Perry Mason') 
  The 11th Annual Emmy Awards 11x01: (May/06/1959) As Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic Series (for 'Perry Mason') 

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) 
  CBS Fall Lineup 12x02: (Sep/21/1958) As Himself 

Playhouse 90 (1956) 
  The Lone Woman 02x16: (Dec/26/1957) As Charles Bent 
  The Greer Case 01x18: (Jan/31/1957) As Lester Friedman 

American Bandstand (1957) 
  AB-43: Vic Damone / Raymond Burr 01x43: (Oct/02/1957) As Himself 

Climax! (1954) 
  Savage Portrait 03x13: (Dec/06/1956) As Sgt. Ben Gurnick 
  The Shadow of Evil 02x31: (May/24/1956) As Philip Moran 
  The Sound of Silence 02x22: (Mar/01/1956) As Lt. Shea 

The Lux Video Theatre (1950) 
  Flamingo Road 07x08: (Oct/18/1956) As Dan Reynolds 
  The Web 06x10: (Dec/01/1955) As guest star 
  Shall Not Perish 04x21: (Feb/11/1954) As Major Blackstone 
  A Place in the Sun 04x19: (Jan/28/1954) As guest star 

The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955) 
  The Ox-Bow Incident 01x03: (Nov/02/1955) As Major Tetley 

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951) 
  The Ordeal of Dr. Sutton 04x43: (Jul/01/1955) As guest star 

Mr. & Mrs. North (1952) 
  Murder For Sale 02x12: (Apr/20/1954) As Charles 

Tales of Tomorrow (1951) 
  The Mask of Medusa 02x20: (Jan/02/1953) As guest star 

Dragnet (1951) (1951) 
  The Human Bomb 01x01: (Dec/16/1951) As Chief Brown 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Episode Crew

Ironside (1967) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Nightmare Trip 06x07 Nov/09/1972 As: Director
Achilles' Heel 05x23 Feb/17/1972 As: Director

In his long career, Burr managed to keep his private life private and not many knew he was homosexual.

in the twilight of his career, Raymond was unable to walk more than a few steps and virtually confined to a wheelchair. In the Perry Mason TV Movies that were produced in the 1980s every shot of depicted him while seated. The foreshadowing of this during his portrayal of Ironside, a high-ranking San Francisco police official confined to a wheelchair after being shot by a sniper, is incredibly ironic.

Raymond Burr's "Perry Mason" character was lampooned in the ABC animated series "The Flintstone". An episode of the Flintstones featured famous Bedrock attorney Perry Masonary.

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