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Raymond Burr Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Biography

Raymond Burr Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11½ in
Weight 90 kg
Date of Birth May 21, 1917
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Date of Death September 12, 1993

Raymond Burr was a Canadian actor, director, theatre artist, and voice actor who is best known for playing the role of Perry Mason in the CBS legal drama series Perry Mason and Robert T. Ironside in the crime drama series Ironside. Moreover, his film credits include Serpent of the Nile, Black Magic, A Place in the Sun, M, A Cry in the Night, Godzilla 1985, and Out of the Blue.

Born Name

Raymond William Stacy Burr

Nick Name


Raymond Burr as seen in 1968
Raymond Burr as seen in 1968 (NBC Television / eBay / Public Domain)


He was born on May 21, 1917.


On September 12, 1993, Raymond Burr died of liver cancer at the age of 76 in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California, United States.

Resting Place

Fraser Cemetery in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

Sun Sign


Born Place

New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada





Raymond Burr studied at San Rafael Military Academy in San Rafael, California for some time. He then got enrolled at Berkeley High School, a public high school in the Berkeley Unified School District.


Actor, Director, Theatre Artist, Voice Actor


  • Father – William Johnston Burr (1889–1985; Hardware Salesperson)
  • Mother – Minerva Annette (née Smith; 1892–1974) (A pianist and music teacher)
  • Siblings – James Edmond Burr (Younger Brother), Geraldine Edmond (Younger Sister)
  • Others – Joseph W. Burr (Paternal Grandfather), Mary Jane Johnston (Paternal Grandmother), William Herbert Smith (Maternal Grandfather), Anna Matilda Robinson (Maternal Grandmother), Bridget Burr (Niece)

Net Worth

According to, he had a net worth of $15 Million.



Raymond Burr and Mariette Hartley as seen in a publicity photo from the premiere of 'Kingston Confidential' in 1977
Raymond Burr and Mariette Hartley as seen in a publicity photo from the premiere of ‘Kingston Confidential’ in 1977 (NBC Television / eBay / Public Domain)


5 ft 11½ in or 181.5 cm


90 kg or 198.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse

Raymond Burr dated –

  1. Debra Paget
  2. Phillip Reed – He had a fling with American actor Phillip Reed.
  3. Pier Angeli – He was also linked with Italian actor Pier Angeli.
  4. Isabella Ward (1948) – On January 10, 1948, he tied the knot with Isabella Ward and they appeared together on stage in a Pasadena Playhouse production based on the life of French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin in May 1948. The couple resided in the basement apartment of a large house in Hollywood that Burr shared with his mother and grandparents. The marriage ended after a few months and they eventually got divorced in 1952.
  5. Natalie Wood (1950s) – It was RUMORed that Raymond Burr went out with American actor Natalie Wood in the 1950s.
  6. Mark Herron (1952-1953) – Raymond Burr started going out with American actor Mark Herron in June 1952. Their romance ended the following year in January.
  7. Vincente Minnelli (1953) – He had a short-term affair with American director Vincente Minnelli from June 1953 to July 1953.
  8. Jonathan Frid (1958-1959) – In January 1958, he began dating actor Jonathan Frid. The duo parted ways in March 1959.
  9. Tuesday Weld (1959) – He dated American actor Tuesday Weld in 1959.
  10. Joan Tabor (1959) – He hooked up with American film and television actor Joan Tabor in July 1959.
  11. Robert Benevides (1960-1993) – Burr met actor and Korean War veteran Robert Benevides on the set of Perry Mason in 1960 and they remained together until Raymond’s death in 1993. The couple owned and operated an orchid business and then a vineyard in California’s Dry Creek Valley. Raymond left his entire estate to Robert Benevides and his will was unsuccessfully challenged by the two children of his late brother, James.

Race / Ethnicity


Raymond Burr was of Northern Irish, Scottish, and English descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Deep commanding voice

Brand Endorsements

Raymond Burr was cast in print adverts for Independent Insurance Agents of America in 1989.

Raymond Burr as seen in a publicity photo with Victoria Shaw from the 'Ironside' television show, episode titled 'A Drug on the Market'
Raymond Burr as seen in a publicity photo with Victoria Shaw from the ‘Ironside’ television show, episode titled ‘A Drug on the Market’ (NBC / eBay / Public Domain)

Raymond Burr Facts

  1. His parents divorced when he was 6 years old. His mother then relocated to Vallejo, California, with Raymond and his siblings.
  2. Raymond Burr was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6656 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960.
  3. He taught drama at Columbia University.
  4. In 2000, the Columbia Theatre on Columbia Street in New Westminster, British Columbia, was renamed in Burr’s honor.

Featured Image by NBC Television / eBay / Public Domain

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