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May 21, 1917
Raymond William Stacey Burr was a Canadian Emmy-winning actor and
vintner, known for his roles in the television dramas Perry Mason
and Ironside. He was born in New Westminster, British Columbia,
In January 1993, Burr was diagnosed with cancer in his left kidney.
But he refused to undergo surgery, as this would have interfered with
the shooting schedule of his final two television movies. After filming
was completed, it was determined that the cancer had spread to several
other organs, making it inoperable.
Died: September 12, 1993
Burr threw several "goodbye
parties" before his death at age 76 on his
Sonoma County, California ranch near Healdsburg, California.
Where are they buried?
- Fraser Cemetery, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
- Cremated, ashes scattered at his Hana, Hawaii estate
- Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, California
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