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Also Known As: Raymond William Stacey Burr Died: September 12, 1993
Born: May 21, 1917 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: New Westminster, British Columbia, CA Profession: Cast ... actor vintner art gallery owner orchid grower
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A commanding, heavy-set player, Raymond Burr first made an impression in vicious roles in the Anthony Mann films noir, "Desperate" (1947) and "Raw Deal" (1948). With his dark hair, prominent eyebrows and stern voice, Burr made an ideal villain. An economical actor, he brought an aura of authority to many of his best roles, whether it be the attorney prosecuting Montgomery Clift in "A Place in the Sun" (1951) or the white-haired, methodical murderer Lars Thorwald in Alfred Hitchcock's masterful "Rear Window" (1954).

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