Burl Ives

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Burl Ives
Birth name Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives
Born June 14, 1909 in Hunt City, Illinois, USA
Died April 14, 1995 in Anacortes, Washington, USA from mouth cancer
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
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Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
O.K. Crackerby O.K. Crackerby 1965–1966 1
The Bold Ones: The Lawyers Walter Nichols 1969–1972 1 2 3

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
General Electric Theater 5x07 - The Second Stranger October 28, 1956
The Bell Telephone Hour Singer / Host 2x02 - Music of the West October 23, 1959
General Electric Theater King David 8x12 - Absalom, My Son December 6, 1959
Daniel Boone Prater Beasely 5x14 - A Tall Tale of Prater Beasley January 16, 1969
Daniel Boone Prater Beasely 5x21 - Love and Equity March 13, 1969
Little House on the Prairie Sam Shelby 3x10 - The Hunters December 20, 1976

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Sam the Snowman (voice) / Narrator December 6, 1964
The First Easter Rabbit Older Stuffy (voice) / Narrator April 9, 1976
The New Adventures of Heidi Grandfather December 13, 1978

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Golden Globe Awards

  • Won: Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture (1959)
The Big Country

Academy Awards

  • Won: Best Supporting Actor (1959)
The Big Country