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.
Raymond Burr Facts
|Birth Name||Raymond William Stacy Burr|
|Birthday||May 21, 1917|
|Birthplace||New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada|
|Date of death||September 12, 1993 (age 76)|
|Height||6' 1" (1m85) How tall is Raymond Burr compared to you?|
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