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)
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.