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Raymond Burr

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Also Known As: Died: September 12, 1993
Born: May 21, 1917 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: New Westminster, British Columbia, CA Profession: Cast ...
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In an effort to protect his privacy, Burr often told stories to the press that were outright fabrications. To wit, he claiimed to have been married three times: to a Scottish actress named Annette Sutherland who died in a plane crash, to Isabella Ward (to whom he was married for three months in 1947) and to Andrina Laura Morgan who died of cancer. Burr's own family disputes the existance of wives number one and three as well as the son Michael who was said to have died in 1953 at age 10. In addition, Burr claimed to have attended Stanford and Columbia universities when he never formally attended college. He also spun the stories that his family lived in China during his early youth (when in fact they didn't leave Canada until 1923) and that he served in the US Navy as an intelligence officer during WWII, was wounded in 1943 and was awarded the Purple Heart. There is no record of any military service for him.

From 1965 until 1985, Burr maintained a home on one of the Fiji Islands, where he ran a successful copra plantation and cultivated rare orchids.

In the 1980s, he established the Raymond Burr Vineyards in Sonoma County, California.

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