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Burl Ives (Burle Icle Ivanhoe Ives)

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Biography

Hunt City, Illinois, USA
Burl Ives was one of six children born to a Scottish-Irish farming family. 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. Read more...

Actor

Character: Uncle Hiram Douglas

So Dear to My Heart 1948

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Character: Sam the Sheriff

East of Eden 1955

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Character: Burl Ives

A Face in the Crowd 1957

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Character: Dr. Hasselbacher

Our Man in Havana 1959

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Character: Himself - Best Supporting Actor Winner

The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959

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Character: Judge Bruce Mallory Sullivan

Let No Man Write My Epitaph 1960

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Character: Osh Popham

Summer Magic 1963

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Character: Sam the Snowman

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer 1964

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Character: Captain Morton

Ensign Pulver 1964

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Character: Fakrash

The Brass Bottle 1964

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Character: Father Neptune

The Daydreamer 1966

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Character: Himself - Host

All Things Bright and Beautiful 1968

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Character: Sen. Arthur Johnson

Roots 1977

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Character: Sheriff Earl Hawkins

Two Moon Junction 1988

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Character: Sheriff John Catledge

Uphill All the Way 1986

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Character: Himself - Guest

Parkinson 1971

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Character: Matthew Randolph

The United States Steel Hour 1953

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Character: Rufus Hannassey

The Big Country 1958

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Character: Old Man Doubleday

Night Gallery 1969

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Character: Himself

Flip 1970

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Character: Old Syrup

Captains and the Kings 1976

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Character: Big Daddy Pollitt

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958

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Character: Himself

Hee Haw 1969

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Character: Walter Nicholls

The Bold Ones: The Lawyers 1969

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Character: Himself - Guest

Dinah's Place 1970

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Character: Himself - Host

The Bell Telephone Hour 1959

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Character: Himself

The Kraft Music Hall 1967

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Character: Himself - Guest

The Danny Kaye Show 1963

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Character: Himself - Memorial Tribute

The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1996

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Character: Dr. Brits Jansen

The Spiral Road 1962

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Character: Jonathan J. Dwire

Zane Grey Theater 1956

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Character: Ephriam Cabot

Desire Under the Elms 1958

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Character: Himself

This Land is Your Land 0

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