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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.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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* The revival's roots in the 1930s and 1940s, when singers such as Woody Guthrie, Josh White, and Burl Ives moved to New York, drawn by performance opportunities and the progressive political climate.
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BORN Edward Fox, actor, pictured, 1937; Al Green, soul singer, 1946; Peter Davison, actor, 1951; Stephen Byers, former Labour MP, 1953; Garry Kasparov, former chess champion, 1963; Ricky Schroder, actor, 1970 Wilf Mannion, Middlesbrough and England footballer, pictured, 2000; Anthony Newley, British actor and singer, 1999; Burl Ives, folk singer/actor, 1995; John Stonehouse, British politician, 1988.
In 1995, Oscar-winning actor-singer Burl Ives died in Anacortes, Washington, at age 85.
Lloyd, and Burl Ives in the popularizing of this song.
It was while she was remastering an ancient Burl Ives Christmas album, about 15 years ago, that she decided she needed to rethink her career choice and went back to school.