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Ives, Burl (b. Burle Icle Ivanhoe)

(1909–  ) folksinger, songwriter, movie actor; born in Hunt Township, Ill. As a child he sang and played banjo in community shows, and after attending Eastern Illinois State Teacher's College, he briefly played professional football. He set out to travel across the U.S.A., working at odd jobs and singing with his guitar to support himself, adding to his repertoire of traditional American folksongs. In the 1940s he performed in several Broadway shows, including Irving Berlin's This Is the Army (1942). In the 1950s he made several best-selling recordings of folksongs; as "The Wayfaring Stranger" he had a popular radio program; he toured around the world and would go on to produce educational films and publish collections of folksongs—all foreshadowing the folksong revival of the 1960s. Meanwhile, he had been appearing in several movies as a singer, but with his role in East of Eden (1955), he began to show a talent for dramatic acting that culminated in his role as Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958). He would continue to appear in (or provide the voice for) numerous movies.
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As Burl Ives asserted in a 1954 article, "folk music is made up by just anybody who can; it is music used by people as their own personal musical expression" (p.
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His brother reawakened his interest in folk music, with Burl Ives songs accompanied on the guitar, but when he heard his brother's 78 rpm records of Ewan MacColl and A.
He is best known for performing with his band The City Slickers and for his hit radio show in the 40s and 50s which featured many showbiz greats including Groucho Marx, Frankie Laine, Burl Ives, Frank Sinatra and Lassie