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Raymond Burr

(William Stacey Burr)
actor
Born: 5/21/1917
Birthplace: New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

A heavy-set character actor, he gained fame playing mainly bad guys, as the murderer in Hitchcock's Rear Window (1954). He later starred in two successful television series, as the crime-solving lawyer in Perry Mason (1957–66) and as the wheelchair-bound detective in Ironside (1967–75). His other movies include Desperate (1947) and Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1956).

Died: 9/12/1993

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