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Actor Burl Ives

Burl Ives

  • Birth name:

    Burle Icle Ivanhoe Ives

  • Date of Birth:

    14 April 1909 Hunt, Illinois, USA

  • Height:

    6' 1" (1.85 m)

Biography:

Burl Ives was one of six children born to a Scottish-Irish farming family in Jasper County, Illinois in 1909. He first sang in public for a soldiers' reunion when he was age 4. In high school, he learned the banjo and played fullback, intending to become a football coach when he enrolled at Eastern Illinois State Teacher's College in 1927. He dropped out in 1930 and wandered, hitching rides, doing odd jobs, street singing.Summer stock in the late 1930s led to a job with CBS radio in 1940; throu... more

Filmography

Aсtor (17)

Movie

Year

Movie Two Moon Junction Two Moon Junction

as Sheriff Earl Hawkins

1988
Movie The Ewok Adventure The Ewok Adventure

as Narrator (voice)

1984
Movie White Dog White Dog

as Carruthers

1982
Movie Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

as Narrator: Sam the Snowman (voice)

1964
Movie Ensign Pulver Ensign Pulver

as Capt. Morton

1964
Movie The Brass Bottle The Brass Bottle

as Fakrash

1964
Movie Summer Magic Summer Magic

as Osh Popham

1963
Movie The Spiral Road The Spiral Road

as Dr. Brits Jansen

1962
Movie Our Man in Havana Our Man in Havana

as Dr. Hasselbacher

1960
Movie Day of the Outlaw Day of the Outlaw

as Jack Bruhn

1959
Movie The Big Country The Big Country

as Rufus Hannassey

1958
Movie Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

as Big Daddy Pollitt

1958
Movie Desire Under the Elms Desire Under the Elms

as Ephriam Cabot

1958
Movie A Face in the Crowd A Face in the Crowd

as Himself (uncredited)

1957
Movie East of Eden East of Eden

as Sam the Sheriff

1955
Movie So Dear to My Heart So Dear to My Heart

as Uncle Hiram Douglas

1948
Movie Little House on the Prairie Little House on the Prairie

as Sam Shelby

1976
Movie Roots Roots

as Sen. Arthur Johnson