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      Burl Ives

      Burl Ives

      Highest Rated: 100% The Big Country (1958)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Jun 14, 1909

      Birthplace: Hunt, Illinois, USA

      Described by one writer as "a character long before he became an actor," Burl Ives went from humble origins to become one of the world's most beloved folk singers as well as a widely respected film, stage, radio and television performer. Ives was able to captivate audiences with his incredible voice, vast repertoire of traditional ballads - more than 3,400, according to the Library of Congress - and a gentlemanly, homespun persona. After establishing himself on radio as the "Wayfarin' Stranger" and on Broadway in hits like "Sing Out, Sweet Land" (1944-45), Ives became a much-in-demand character actor via such major movies as "East of Eden" (1955), "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1958) and "The Big Country" (1958), winning a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for the latter. In between ongoing film, stage, and radio work, Ives continued to rack up a truly impressive array of best-selling songs, including "Blue Tail Fly," "Big Rock Candy Mountain" and "A Little Bitty Tear." He also garnered two more hits via his participation in Rankin-Bass' beloved "Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer" (NBC, 1964), which would become a part of the TV Yuletide lineup every year since its original airing. During a professional career lasting more than five decades, Ives entertained audiences all over the world, made several hundred recordings heard on over 90 records, and more than earned himself the oft cited title of America's greatest folk singer.

      Highest rated movies

      Day of the Outlaw
      The Big Country
      Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
      Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
      Our Man in Havana
      White Dog
      Rock Hudson's Home Movies
      East of Eden

      Photos

      SO DEAR TO MY HEART, Beulah Bondi, Luana Patten, Bobby Driscoll, Burl Ives, 1949 THE SPIRAL ROAD, Rock Hudson, Burl Ives, Gena Rowlands, 1962 CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Burl Ives, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, 1958. THE SPIRAL ROAD, Gena Rowlands, Rock Hudson, Burl Ives, 1962 CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, 1958 THE SPIRAL ROAD, Burl Ives, Rock Hudson, 1962 DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS, Sophia Loren, Burl Ives, 1958 THE MCMASTERS, Burl Ives, Nancy Kwan, Brock Peters, 1970 BIG COUNTRY, portrait of the cast, 1958 EAST OF EDEN, Burl Ives, James Dean, Raymond Massey, 1955 THE NEW ADVENTURES OF HEIDI, from left: Burl Ives, Sean Marshall, Katy Kurtzman, Sherrie Wills, 1978 WIND ACROSS THE EVERGLADES, Burl Ives (center), 1958 THE BRASS BOTTLE, Tony Randall, Burl Ives, 1964 SO DEAR TO MY HEART, Beulah Bondi, Luana Patten, Bobby Driscoll, Burl Ives, 1949 THE POWER AND THE PRIZE, Burl Ives, 1956 THE SPIRAL ROAD, Rock Hudson, Burl Ives, 1962 CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, from left: Paul Newman, Burl Ives, 1958 WIND ACROSS THE EVERGLADES, Christopher Plummer, Burl Ives, 1958 LET NO MAN WRITE MY EPITAPH, James Darren, Burl Ives, Jean Seberg, 1960 THE BIG COUNTRY, Chuck Connors, Burl Ives, Gregory Peck, 1958

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      88% 35% Rock Hudson's Home Movies Dr. Brits Jansen (Character) - 1992
      0% 49% Two Moon Junction Sheriff Earl Hawkins (Character) $1.5M 1988
      No Score Yet 84% Poor Little Rich Girl F.W. Woolworth (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 11% Uphill All the Way Sheriff John Catledge (Character) - 1985
      94% 73% White Dog Carruthers (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Earthbound Ned Anderson (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 43% Just You and Me, Kid Max (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 25% The New Adventures of Heidi Grandfather (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 43% The Bermuda Depths Dr. Paulis (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 50% Baker's Hawk Mr. McGraw (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 100% Hugo the Hippo Narrator - 1976
      No Score Yet 43% The First Easter Rabbit Unknown (Voice) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The McMasters McMasters (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Wanted to Live Forever T.M. Trask (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Only Way Out Is Dead T.M. Trask (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Whole World Is Watching Walter Nicholls (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Other Side of Bonnie and Clyde Narrator - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Taker Arthur Jellicoe (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sound of Anger Walter Nichols (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 13% Those Fantastic Flying Fools Phineas T. Barnum (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 40% The Daydreamer Father Neptune (Voice) - 1966
      40% 44% The Brass Bottle Fakrash (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 47% Ensign Pulver Captain Morton (Character) - 1964
      95% 84% Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Sam the Snowman (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 76% Summer Magic Osh Popham (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 27% The Spiral Road Dr. Brits Jansen (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mediterranean Holiday Narrator - 1962
      95% 77% Our Man in Havana Dr. Hasselbacher (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 60% Let No Man Write My Epitaph Judge Bruce Mallory Sullivan (Character) - 1960
      100% 72% Day of the Outlaw Jack Bruhn (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 56% Wind Across the Everglades Cottonmouth (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 61% Desire Under the Elms Ephriam Cabot (Character) - 1958
      100% 91% The Big Country Rufus Hannassey (Character) - 1958
      97% 92% Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Harvey "Big Daddy" Pollitt (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Voice of the Big Country Unknown (Character) - 1958
      88% 94% A Face in the Crowd Self - 1957
      No Score Yet 50% The Power and the Prize George Salt (Character) - 1956
      86% 90% East of Eden Sam the Sheriff (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 33% Sierra Lonesome (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 51% So Dear to My Heart Uncle Hiram Douglas (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 44% Station West Hotel Clerk (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Grass of Wyoming Gus (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 54% Smoky Willie (Character) - 1946

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Danger Bay Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      76% 68% Roots Senator Arthur J. Justin (Character) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Sam Shelby (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bobby Darin Show Guest 1973
      No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971-1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1955 1959 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bold Ones: The Lawyers Walter Nichols (Character) 1969-1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1960