- Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives was an American folk singer and actor of stage, screen, radio and television
|Born:||14 June 1909 Comment |
|When did Burl Ives die? / Died||14 April 1995|
|How many years did Burl Ives live? / Lived||85 years|
Burl Ives facts
- He began as an itinerant singer and banjoist, and launched 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 then 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 Laughing"
- A popular film actor through the late 1940s and 1950s, Ives's best-known roles in that medium included parts in So Dear to My Heart and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, as well as Rufus Hannassey in The Big Country, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
- Ives was a lifelong supporter of the Boy Scouts of America
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