Raymond Burr was an actor, producer and director who was born in Canada and moved as a child to the United States. He had gained most of his success through 2 long-running series rules, “Ironside” and “Perry Mason”. You may explore in details below how was the life, career and the net worth of Raymond Burr at the day he died.
Early Life & Biography:
Raymond William Stacy Burr was born in New Westminster city in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, Canada, on May 21, 1917. His father William Johnston Burr worked in sales in the hardware field, he was born in 1889, and he died in 1985. His mother Minerva Annette Smith worked in teaching music, and she was a pianist who was born in 1892, and she passed away in 1974.
Raymond Burr parents got divorced when he was a six years old child. Following that, he moved along with his mother and his siblings to California. He completed his schooling at the Berkeley High School, and he was awarded with honorary doctorates from the Sonoma State University and the University of Colorado. Raymond was the oldest brother to 1 brother and one sister, James Edmond and Geraldine Edmond.
Raymond Burr had been into marriage, divorce and various relationships throughout his life. His only marriage was to the actress Isabella Ward whom passed away in 2004. Their marriage lasted around four years ending with a divorce in 1951.
Furthermore, Raymond Burr had relationships and dated the Italian actress Pier Angeli, actress and entertainer Debra Paget, actress Natalie Wood and actress Tuesday Weld. His last relationship was with the actor Robert Benevides, and they remained together until Raymond’s death.
Raymond Burr died on September 12, 1993, in Healdsburg city in California, United States because of cancer.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Raymond Burr worked with a theater group that worked and performed in Canada, followed by another team that worked in other countries such as India, England and Australia. His screen work began in the 1940s, but he gained most of his career success from his roles in the legal drama series “Perry Mason” and the crime drama series “Ironside”.
For the awards, Raymond Burr received more than ten wins and nominations. He won 2 Primetime Emmy Awards, and he received the Star on the Walk of Fame in 1960. Most of the awards he received were for his roles and performance in “Perry Mason” and “Ironside”.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The American actor, producer and director Raymond Burr had an estimated net worth of somewhere near $15 million by the time he died. He earned his millions of wealth and net worth through the work he did on theater, radio, films and series. Raymond Burr salary per episode of his long-running series roles is not confirmed.
Raymond Burr was one of the first actors who’s work spread over decades. He had 145 credits as an actor in films and series and his most popular ones were in “Perry Mason” and “Ironside”.
Raymond Burr, May Your Soul Rest In Peace.