Person Details

Birthday: 1909-06-14 22:21:50

Death: 1995-04-14 22:21:50

Aliases: Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Hunt City, Illinois, USA

Homepage:

Movie Involvements: 34

TV Involvements: 7


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995) was an American singer and actor of stage, screen, radio and television. Ives began as an itinerant singer and banjoist, and launched his own radio show, The Wayfaring Stranger, which popularized traditional folk songs. In 1942 he appeared in Irving Berlin's This Is the Army, and then became a major star of CBS radio. In the 1960s he successfully crossed over into country music, recording hits such as "A Little Bitty Tear" and "Funny Way of Laughin'". A popular film actor through the late 1940s and '50s, Ives's best-known film roles included parts in So Dear to My Heart (1949) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), as well as Rufus Hannassey in The Big Country (1958), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Ives is often remembered for his voice-over work as Sam the Snowman, narrator of the classic 1964 Christmas television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which continues to air annually around Christmas.

Most Famous Work

What's My Line?
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7

What's My Line?

(1950) Self - Mystery Guest
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
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7

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

(1964) Sam the Snowman (voice)
The Ewok Adventure
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6

The Ewok Adventure

(1984) Narrator (voice)
Two Moon Junction
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6

Two Moon Junction

(1988) Sheriff Earl Hawkins
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
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8

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

(1958) Harvey „Big Daddy” Pollitt
East of Eden
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8

East of Eden

(1955) Sam the Sheriff
The Big Country
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8

The Big Country

(1958) Rufus Hannassey
The Oscars
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7

The Oscars

(1953) Self

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2019 Self (archive footage)
1994 Big Daddy (archive footage)
1989 Himself
F.W. Woolworth
1988 Sheriff Earl Hawkins
1986 Sheriff John Catledge
1984 Narrator (voice)
Himself
1982 Carruthers
Self
1981 Ned Anderson
1979 Max
1978 Grandfather
Dr. Paulis
1976 Mr. McGraw
N/A
Narrator / Older Stuffy (voice)
1975 Narrator - Vocalist (voice)
N/A
1973 N/A
N/A
1971 N/A
1970 N/A
T.M. Trask
McMasters
N/A
1969 N/A
Walter Nichols
N/A
1968 Walter Nichols
Walter Nicholls
Geppetto
Arthur Jellicoe
Narrator
1967 Phineas T. Barnum
1966 Father Neptune (voice)
1965 N/A
1964 Sam the Snowman (voice)
Prater Beaseley
Captain Morton
Fakrash
N/A
1963 Self
Osh Popham
N/A
1962 Narrator (US Version)
Dr. Brits Jansen
1960 Judge Bruce Mallory Sullivan
Dr. Hasselbacher
1959 Jack Bruhn
1958 Rufus Hannassey
Cottonmouth
Harvey 'Big Daddy' Pollitt
Éphraïm Cabot
Self
1956 N/A
Jonathan J. Dwire
George Salt
1955 Sam the Sheriff
1954 N/A
1953 Self
King David
N/A
1950 Lonesome
Self - Mystery Guest
1948 Uncle Hiram Douglas
Hotel Clerk
Self - Singer
Self
Gus
1946 Willie
Year Character Movie/Tv

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