Burl Ives
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1909-06-14
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Burl Ives Biography (Wikipedia)

Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995) was an American 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 popularized traditional folk songs. In 1942, he appeared in Irving Berlin's This Is the Army, and then became a major star of CBS radio. In the 1960s, he successfully crossed over into country music, recording hits such as "A Little Bitty Tear" and "Funny Way of Laughing". A popular film actor through the late 1940s and 1950s, Ives's best-known roles in that medium included parts in So Dear to My Heart and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, as well as Rufus Hannassey in The Big Country, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Ives is often remembered for his starring role in the 1964 Christmas stop-motion television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which continues to air on CBS every Christmas season, as the voice of "Sam the Snowman", the special's host and narrator.

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The Ugly Bug Ball
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The Ugly Bug Ball
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Big Rock Candy Mountain
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Big Rock Candy Mountain
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A Holly Jolly Christmas
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A Holly Jolly Christmas
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Kentucky Turkey Buzzard
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Kentucky Turkey Buzzard
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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
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Funny Way of Laughing
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Funny Way of Laughing
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Sasatoon Saskachewan
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Sasatoon Saskachewan
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Big Rock Candy Mountain (Single)
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Big Rock Candy Mountain (Single)
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On Top of Ol Smoky
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On Top of Ol Smoky
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Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
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Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
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Hush Little Baby
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Hush Little Baby
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I Found My Best Friend in the Dog Pound
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I Found My Best Friend in the Dog Pound
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