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Burl Ives is a Actor American born on 14 june 1909 at Jasper County (USA)

Burl Ives

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Birth name Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives
Nationality USA
Birth 14 june 1909 at Jasper County (USA)
Death 14 april 1995 (at 85 years) at Anacortes (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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

He began as an itinerant singer and banjoist, and launched his own radio show The Wayfaring Stranger, which popularised traditional folk-songs. In 1942, he appeared in Irving Berlin's This Is the Army, and then became a major star of CBS radio. Under investigation by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), Ives co-operated by naming names, and became temporarily unpopular in showbusiness.
In the 1960’s he sang many country hits such as A Little Bitty Tear and Funny Way of Laughing, while expanding his film career, notably as Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Rufus Hannassey in The Big Country, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Ives was a lifelong supporter of the Boy Scouts of America.


Les parents de Burl, Levi « Frank » Ives (1880–1947) et Cordelia « Dellie » White (1882–1954), ont six autres enfants : Audry, Artie, Clarence, Argola, Lillburn, et Norma. Son père fut le premier agriculteur et conciliateur de terrains pour le comté entre autres. C'est l'oncle de Burl, l'entendant chanter alors qu'il jardinait en compagnie de sa mère, qui l'invita à chanter aux réunions de vétérans de la guerre de leur ville, où il chanta la ballade Barbara Allen, impressionnant tout son public.

Best films

The Big Country (1958)
East of Eden (1955)

Usually with

Jules Bass
Jules Bass
(3 films)
Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(2 films)
John Schuck
John Schuck
(3 films)
John Waters
John Waters
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Burl Ives (36 films)

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Two Moon Junction, 1h44
Directed by Zalman King
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Tyson, Louise Fletcher, Burl Ives, Kristy McNichol, Martin Hewitt
Roles Sheriff Earl Hawkins
Rating51% 2.5629252.5629252.5629252.5629252.562925
April Delongpre (Sherilyn Fenn) is the well-born, 21-year-old, eldest daughter of a powerful Alabama senator and heiress to an old and respectable Southern family. After graduating from college, April returns home to her parents house for the summer to await her semi-arranged marriage to her fiancé Chad Douglas Fairchild (Martin Hewitt). When a carnival comes to the town, April and Chad accompany April's two younger sisters to the fairgrounds where April sees from a distance a rugged carnival roustabout and drifter named Perry (Richard Tyson). When April accidentally leaves her purse behind in one of the rides, Perry returns it for her and introduces himself (after having looked inside and gotten April's name and home address). Intrigued by the mysterious drifter, April returns to the carnival that evening to talk with Perry, but she refuses his advances.
Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story, 4h
Directed by Charles Jarrott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Farrah Fawcett, Fairuza Balk, David Ackroyd, Nicholas Clay, Burl Ives, James Read
Roles F.W. Woolworth
Rating69% 3.4886753.4886753.4886753.4886753.488675
The film begins in 1917 with the opening of the 1000th Woolworth's store, known as the Woolworth Tower. Barbara is seen with her family as her grandfather, Frank Woolworth, delivers a speech. After the commemoration, Frank expresses his disappointment to his daughter Edna that her husband Franklin was not present to celebrate the opening of the new store. Edna acknowledges that her husband is a philanderer, drunk, and gambler but replies that he still happens to be Barbara's father. Later that night in their apartment at the Plaza hotel, Edna leaves Barbara a note under her pillow, then walks back to her room and drinks poison. Barbara wakes up to find her mother dead.
Uphill All the Way, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Roy Clark, Mel Tillis, Roy Clark, Burl Ives, Glen Campbell, Trish Van Devere
Roles Sheriff John Catledge
Rating43% 2.1674252.1674252.1674252.1674252.167425
The Ewok Adventure, 1h36
Directed by John Korty
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Warwick Davis, Fionnula Flanagan, Guy Boyd, Aubree Miller, Tony Cox, Burl Ives
Roles Narrator (voice)
Rating54% 2.706842.706842.706842.706842.70684
On the forest moon of Endor three years after the Battle of Yavin, the Towani family starcruiser lies wrecked. The Towani family (Catarine, Jeremitt, Mace, and Cindel) are stranded. When Catarine and Jeremitt vanish, the children are found by the Ewok Deej. After Mace tries to kill them, the Ewoks subdue him and take both children to the Ewoks’ home. There, Cindel and Wicket become friends. Shortly thereafter, the Ewoks kill a beast only to find a life-monitor from one of the Towani parents with the creature.
White Dog
White Dog (1982)
, 1h24
Directed by Samuel Fuller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kristy McNichol, Paul Winfield, Burl Ives, Jameson Parker, Parley Baer, Lynne Moody
Roles Carruthers
Rating70% 3.5455953.5455953.5455953.5455953.545595
Young actress Julie Sawyer (Kristy McNichol) accidentally runs over a stray White German Shepherd Dog one night. After the dog is treated by a vet, Julie takes him home while trying to find his owners. A rapist breaks into her house and tries to attack her, but the dog protects her so she decides to adopt him, against the wishes of her boyfriend (Jameson Parker). Unbeknown to her, the dog was trained by a white racist to attack any and all black people on sight. It sneaks out of the house one night and kills a black truck driver in an attack. Later, when Julie takes the dog to work with her, it attacks a black actress on the set.
Earthbound (1981)
, 1h34
Directed by James L. Conway
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films
Actors Burl Ives, Todd Porter, Christopher Connelly, Meredith MacRae, Joseph Campanella, John Schuck
Roles Ned Anderson
Rating46% 2.300672.300672.300672.300672.30067
When a family of aliens is stranded in the Midwest after their spaceship crashes, a kind innkeeper takes them in. Their peace is threatened by a government agent who wants to assure that the aliens cannot intermingle with humankind.
Just You and Me, Kid, 1h33
Directed by Leonard B. Stern
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Brooke Shields, George Burns, Burl Ives, Ray Bolger, Lorraine Gary, Christopher Knight
Roles Max
Rating60% 3.000433.000433.000433.000433.00043
Bill (George Burns) is an elderly ex-vaudevillian performer who lives alone. He awakens to a special alarm clock. Along the way, Bill looks at photographs of his deceased wife. After breakfast, Bill goes to the supermarket. Inside the market, Bill interacts in a friendly way with two employees, charming them with a magic trick.
The Bermuda Depths, 1h38
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Leigh McCloskey, Carl Weathers, Connie Sellecca, Burl Ives, Ruth Attaway
Roles Dr. Paulis
Rating58% 2.9483652.9483652.9483652.9483652.948365
Magnus Dens (Leigh McCloskey) lies asleep on a Bermuda beach, his hat shading his eyes from the sun. He is approached by a beautiful but mysterious woman (Connie Sellecca), who kneels next to him and notices the coral necklace he is wearing. Removing his hat, she seems to recognize him, and gently caresses his face.
The New Adventures of Heidi
Directed by Ralph Senensky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about children, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Katy Kurtzman, Burl Ives, John Gavin, Sean Marshall, Alex Henteloff, Charles Aidman
Roles Grandfather
Rating45% 2.268952.268952.268952.268952.26895
When Heidi's grandfather finds he is losing his sight he doesn't wish to tell Heidi, but he makes her live with her relatives, Cousins Tobias and Martha to attend school in a large city. There Heidi meets the troubled Elizabeth Wyler who is fascinated by Heidi and her rural life. Through his secretary Mady, Heidi joins Elizabeth and her busy widowed father Dan Wyler for a Christmas in New York City.
Roots (TV miniseries), 9h30
Directed by Gilbert Moses, Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, David Green
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about racism
Actors John Amos, Ben Vereen, LeVar Burton, Louis Gossett Jr., Georg Stanford Brown, Leslie Uggams
Roles Sen. Arthur Justin
Rating83% 4.198514.198514.198514.198514.19851
In The Gambia, West Africa, in 1750 Kunta Kinte is born to Omoro Kinte (Thalmus Rasulala), a Mandinka warrior, and his wife, Binta (Cicely Tyson). When Kunta (LeVar Burton) reaches the age of 15, he and a group of other adolescent boys take part in tribal manhood training, ending with a ceremony, after which they become recognized as men and Mandinka warriors. While trying to carry out a task to catch a bird and take it home unharmed, Kunta sees white men carrying firearms, along with their black collaborators. Later, while fetching wood outside his village to make a drum for his younger brother, Kunta is captured by black collaborators under the direction of white men. He is then sold to a slave trader and placed aboard a ship under the command of Capt. Thomas Davies (Edward Asner) for a three-month journey to Colonial America. During the voyage a group of rebels among the human cargo try but fail to stage a mutiny and to take over the ship.
Hugo the Hippo, 1h26
Genres Drama, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Burl Ives, Robert Morley, Paul Lynde, Ronny Cox, Percy Rodriguez, Don Marshall
Roles Narrator - Vocalist (voice)
Rating69% 3.487873.487873.487873.487873.48787
The Sultan of Zanzibar has a harbor infested with sharks, which makes it impossible for ships to trade with him. In an attempt to fix the problem, he brings twelve hippos into the harbor to keep the sharks away. His idea works well enough, but once the hippos are no longer a novelty and the people no longer feed them, they begin to starve. After the hungry hippos rampage through the city looking for food, Aban-Khan, the king's adviser, slaughters all the hippos except one, a little hippo named Hugo. Hugo escapes across the sea to the city of Dar es Salaam, on the African mainland.
The McMasters, 1h30
Directed by Alf Kjellin
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Burl Ives, Brock Peters, David Carradine, Nancy Kwan, Jack Palance, John Carradine
Roles Neil McMasters
Rating60% 3.00133.00133.00133.00133.0013
De retour de la guerre de Sécession, Benjie, un soldat noir, revient dans le ranch de son patron. Tous deux décident de s'associer pour gérer le travail et partager les bénéfices. Cependant le voisinage s'oppose fermement à cette situation...
The Other Side of Bonnie and Clyde
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary, Crime
Actors Burl Ives
Roles Narrator
Rating54% 2.7043452.7043452.7043452.7043452.704345
Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon, 1h35
Directed by Don Sharp
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Sur la Lune, Films based on science fiction novels, Comedy science fiction films, Sur la Lune
Actors Burl Ives, Troy Donahue, Gert Fröbe, Terry-Thomas, Hermione Gingold, Lionel Jeffries
Roles Phineas T. Barnum
Rating53% 2.662782.662782.662782.662782.66278
Phineas T. Barnum (Burl Ives) and friends finance the first flight to the moon but find the task a little above them. They attempt to blast their rocket into orbit from a massive gun barrel built into the side of a Welsh mountain, but money troubles, spies and saboteurs ensure that the plan is doomed before it starts...
The Daydreamer, 1h41
Directed by Jules Bass
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Mermaids in film, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Paul O'Keefe, Jack Gilford, Ray Bolger, Margaret Hamilton, Burl Ives, Sessue Hayakawa
Roles Father Neptune (voice)
Rating61% 3.0984353.0984353.0984353.0984353.098435
It is early in the 19th century. The thirteen-year-old Hans Christian Andersen (called "Chris" for short; portrayed and voiced by Paul O'Keefe) is known in his native village of Odense, Denmark, as an incurable daydreamer. Actually, the boy's reveries are an escape from the hardships of his family's life.