Burl Ives

Michael Davis as Young Nick and Burl Ives in "Let No Man Write My Epitaph"
1909 - 1995

Burl Ives  American Actor


Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995) was an American folk singer and actor of stage, screen, radio and television....

Confirmed Relationships2
Longest Relationship26 yrs
Shortest Relationship24 yrs
Average Relationship Length25 yrs
First Name Burl
Middle Name Icle Ivanhoe
Last Name Ives
Full Name at Birth Burle Icle Ivanhoe Ives
Alternative Name Burl
Age 85 (age at death) years
Birthday 14th June, 1909
Birthplace Hunt City, Illinois, USA
Died 14th April, 1995
Place of Death Anacortes, Washington, USA
Cause of Death Mouth Cancer
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Build Large
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor. Singer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Music Genre Folk
Year(s) Active 1935–93
Music Style Country, Traditional Folk, Folk-Pop, Cast Recordings, Stage & Screen, Sea Shanties
Music Mood Amiable/Good-Natured, Cheerful, Laid-Back/Mellow, Soothing, Earnest, Earthy, Organic, Calm/Peaceful, Gentle, Sentimental
Instrument Guitar, Vocals
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Burl Ives85 GeminiActor
Dorothy Koster Paul-
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Two Moon Junction1988 Sheriff Earl Hawkins Movie
Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story1987 F.W. Woolworth TV Movie
Uphill All the Way1986 Sheriff John Catledge Movie
The Ewok Adventure1984 Narrator (voice) TV Movie
Danger Bay1984 TV Show
White Dog1982 Carruthers Movie
Earthbound1981 Ned Anderson Movie
Just You and Me, Kid1979 Max Movie
The Bermuda Depths1978 Dr. Paulis TV Movie
The New Adventures of Heidi1978 Grandfather TV Movie
Roots1977 Sen. Arthur Johnson TV Show
Baker's Hawk1976 Mr. McGraw Movie
Captains and the Kings1976 Old Syrup TV Show
The First Easter Rabbit1976 Narrator, Older Stuffy (voice) TV Movie
Hugo the Hippo1975 Narrator (voice) Movie
Little House on the Prairie1974 Sam Shelby TV Show
Alias Smith and Jones1971 Big Mac McCreedy TV Show
A City of the King1971 Prophet Movie
The McMasters1970 McMasters Movie
The Man Who Wanted to Live Forever1970 T.M. Trask TV Movie
Night Gallery1969 Old Man Doubleday TV Show
The Bold Ones: The Lawyers1969 Walter Nicholls TV Show
The Name of the Game1968 Arthur Jellicoe TV Show
The Other Side of Bonnie and Clyde1968 Narrator (voice) Movie
Pinocchio1968 Gepetto TV Movie
The Sound of Anger1968 Walter Nichols TV Movie
Those Fantastic Flying Fools1967 Phineas T. Barnum Movie
The Daydreamer1966 Father Neptune (voice) Movie
O.K. Crackerby!1965 O.K. Crackerby TV Show
Ensign Pulver1964 Captain Morton Movie
The Brass Bottle1964 Fakrash Movie
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer1964 Sam the Snowman TV Movie
Daniel Boone1964 Prater Beaseley TV Show
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly1964 Singer (voice) Short Film
Summer Magic1963 Osh Popham Movie
NBC Children's Theatre1963 Narrator TV Show
The Spiral Road1962 Dr. Brits Jansen Movie
Let No Man Write My Epitaph1960 Judge Bruce Mallory Sullivan Movie
Day of the Outlaw1959 Jack Bruhn Movie
Our Man in Havana1959 Dr. Hasselbacher Movie
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof1958 Big Daddy Pollitt Movie
Desire Under the Elms1958 Ephraim Cabot Movie
The Big Country1958 Rufus Hannassey Movie
Wind Across the Everglades1958 Cottonmouth Movie
A Face in the Crowd1957 Burl Ives (uncredited) Movie
The Power and the Prize1956 George Salt Movie
Playhouse 901956 Captain Keller TV Show
Zane Grey Theater1956 Jonathan J. Dwire TV Show
East of Eden1955 Sam the Sheriff Movie
G.E. True Theater1953 King David TV Show
The United States Steel Hour1953 Matthew Randolph TV Show
The Red Skelton Hour1951 Big Pappy Tumbleweed TV Show
Sierra1950 Lonesome Movie
Green Grass of Wyoming1948 Gus Movie
So Dear to My Heart1948 Uncle Hiram Douglas Movie
Station West1948 Hotel Clerk Movie
Smoky1946 Willie (as The Singing Troubadour Burl Ives) Movie
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    alfalfaNov 6, 2009

    Norm the song is called Wake Nicodemus and is from the 1800`s. Very easy to find the lyrics on the internet.

    normOct 20, 2009

    I am looking for the words to one of his older songs out of the 50`s, that may be called `Nicodemus the slave`; Nicodemus the slave was of African birth and was bought for a bag full of gold . I`m hoping that someone has the words, thanks.

    Shayron BurtonDec 20, 2007

    Mr.Ives is such a wonderful memory for me.Just hearing his voice makes me feel such a peacefullness inside. I will forever love this dear old man as if he were my very own grandfather. I watch everything I can and love to listen to him sing. Just look at his sweet, kind, gentle face and I dare you to not just fall in love with him too. God rest his soul. I will keep him in my heart forever.

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