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Canadian actor Raymond Burr is best known for his title roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside.
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Raymond Burr's career began as a stage actor, appearing in regional theater before moving into television dramas and films. He starred as the burly attorney in the Perry Mason (1957–'66) and Ironside (1967–'75) series, winning two Emmys. He went on to appear in several TV mini-series and in extended versions of Perry Mason.
Television actor Raymond Burr was born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, on May 21, 1917. Coming from Canada to study at Stanford University, he began as a stage actor, appearing in regional theater before moving into television dramas and films. He starred as the burly attorney in the Perry Mason (1957-'66) and Ironside (1967-'75) series, winning two Emmys. He went on to appear in several TV mini-series and in extended versions of Perry Mason.
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