Burl Ives


Born: 6/14/1909 in Hunt City, Illinois, USA
Died: 4/14/1995
Age: 85
Cause of death: mouth cancer

Full name: Burle Icle Ivanhoe Ives
Noted For: folk singer; hits include "Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)" (1949), "On Top of Old Smoky" (1951), "A Little Bitty Tear" (1961), "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" (1964). Actor; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964). Won an Academy award for The Big Country (best supporting actor, 1959).

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