Raymond Burr was a Canadian-born American actor who throughout his career became best known for starring in the television series Ironside and Perry Mason. Some of his famous film roles include Lars Thorwald in 1954's Rear Window and Jonash Sebastian in 1980's The Curse of King Tut's Tomb. He has a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Canada's Walk of Fame.
He got married to actress Isabella Ward in 1948. The marriage ended in divorce in 1952 without producing any children.
He was gay and tried to hide it by claiming that he had been married to different women and had fathered a child, who died young.
When he was diagnosed with cancer and was certain he would die from the disease, he threw a number of farewell parties to say his final goodbyes to all his friends and loved ones. He died not long after these parties in 1993.
was a famous Canadian actor,
who was born on
May 21, 1917. As a person born on this date, Raymond Burr is listed in our database as the 17th
most popular celebrity for the day (May 21) and the 16th most popular for the year (1917).
People born on May 21
fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins.
Raymond Burr is the 450th most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to Raymond Burr's birthday, Raymond Burr is the 129th most famous Canadian and ranks 4th in famous people born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.
In general, Raymond Burr ranks as the 5316th
most popular famous person, and the 1025th most popular actor of all time.
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