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Burl Ives

Born: 1909-06-14 - Died: 1995-04-14
Cause of Death:
Cancer of the mouth

Death Summary: Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives died from cancer of the mouth exactly two months before his 86th birthday. He is buried in Mound Cemetery in Jasper Country, Illinois.

Who was Burl Ives : Ives was an Academy Award winning actor and folk music singer.

His Oscar came for his role in the movie "The Big Country", but Ives will always be remembered as the voice (and likeness) of Sam the Snowman in the 1964 Holiday classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
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  1. maggie Says:

    you always reminded me of my dad you was a great actor

  2. Lisa Says:

    Your talent will live forever! You are one of the GREATS!!

  3. Rach Says:

    I wish they would have a place to visit in Jasper Co. Illinois or Newton Illinois where you were born. You would think they would honor YOU!

  4. roy harris Says:

    The man who started my lifelong interest in folk music. A great voice and a wonderful way of performing. Thank you, Burl Ives.

  5. Shelley Daniels Says:

    Mr. Ives you brought so much joy to my life as a kid, I just couldn’t wait to see Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and ing the songs along with you! Thank you, I’m passing on this joy to my sons.

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  7. wladek Says:

    one of my greatest, and happy times to hear Burl sing mockingbird hill

  8. Charlo Says:

    One of the greatest actors and singer

  9. Edwin Says:

    My Christmas isn’t complete without “holly jolly CChristmas” thank u

  10. joanie Says:

    Damn good actor, bet he was a gentle soul

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