Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995) was an American singer and actor of stage, screen, radio and television.
Ives 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 Laughin'". A popular film actor through the late 1940s and '50s, Ives's best-known film roles included parts in So Dear to My Heart (1949) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), as well as Rufus Hannassey in The Big Country (1958), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Ives is often remembered for his voice-over work as Sam the Snowman, narrator of the classic 1964 Christmas television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which continues to air annually around Christmas.
Birth and Death Data: Born June 14, 1909 (Hunt City), Died April 14, 1995 (Anacortes)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1944 - 1972
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, narrator
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Recordings (Results 426-448 of 448 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||NA 13904||1/21/1966||High on the hill||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 13905||1/21/1966||September song||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 14115||6/16/1966||Evil off my mind||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 14116||6/16/1966||Lonesome 7-7203||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 14117||6/16/1966||Hollow words (Empty phrases)||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 14118||6/16/1966||A taste of heaven||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 14505||2/13/1967||Scarlet ribbons (for her hair)||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 14506||2/13/1967||Help yourself to roses||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 14507||2/13/1967||Green, green grass of home||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 14508||2/13/1967||That's where my baby used to be||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 14509||2/13/1967||Yesterday||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16801||6/7/1972||The best is yet to come||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16802||6/7/1972||Stayin' song||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16803||6/7/1972||Anytime you say||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16922||9/20/1972||The way of a rose||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16923||9/20/1972||Big blue diamonds||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16924||9/20/1972||Big Daddy, big Mummy||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16925||9/21/1972||Paying my dues again||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16926||9/21/1972||Mrs. Johnson's happiness emporium||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16927||9/21/1972||All aboard||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16928||9/22/1972||My Santa Fe||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16929||9/22/1972||Miss Pauline||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16930||9/22/1972||When she cries||Burl Ives||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ives, Burl," accessed January 27, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204836.
Ives, Burl. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204836.
"Ives, Burl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 27 January 2023.
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