Ives, Burl

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Burl Ives
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Ives, Burl Gender: M
Ivanhoe, Burl Icle
born on 14 June 1909 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Hunt IL, USA, 39n03, 88w01
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 22°45' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 07°48 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 12°58'


American singer of folk music and early American ballads and an actor in movies and TV. Ives was known as the mightiest ballad singer of the century with songs that included "Jimmy Crack Corn" and "Blue Tail Fly." He had a wonderful teddy-bear warmth and was an imposing 6'2" and 270 lbs.

Born on a farm, Ives sang from the time he was four. He was a football fullback in high school before making entertainment a full time career. Ives appeared in about a dozen plays and 26 movies, winning the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in "The Big Country," 1958. His role was memorable in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

Ives married Helen Ehrlich in 1945. They had one adopted son, Alexander, and separated in the late '60s. In 1990, he was married for the second time to Dorothy; he had three step kids with her.

Ives died of mouth cancer on 4/14/1995 at his home in Anacortes, WA.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1958 (Oscar for The Big Country)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1990 (Dorothy)
  • Death by Disease 14 April 1995 (Cancer of mouth, age 85)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 1945 (Helen Erlich)

Source Notes

LMR quotes his autobiography, "Wayfaring Stranger," 1948, p.2.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Folk Music (Ballads)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (For The Big Country)
  • Traits : Body : Weight (270 lbs.)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitar)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film and TV)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (First marriage 20+ years)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (One adopted, three stepkids)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Mouth, terminal)
  • Traits : Body : Size (Height of 6' 2")
  • Vocation : Sports : Football (In high school)