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Honor film charities day
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Raymond Burr was born on May 21, 1917 in Canada. He had a varied career, working on Broadway, in radio, in films as a character and on television. He is best remembered for his TV roles in "Perry Mason" and "Ironside," winning two Emmy awards for his work in "Perry Mason." Burr was married once, but that union lasted less than four years. It was an "open secret" in Hollywood that Burr was gay and he lived with his partner, Robert Benevides, for nearly forty years. Burr was known for being a generous and kind person, giving to charities often and treating his fellow actors well. He died on September 12, 1993.
Photograph caption dated September 29, 1966 reads "Raymond Burr (right), television's 'Perry Mason,' accepts a proclamation from Mayor Samuel W. Yorty honoring the 25th anniversary of the Motion Picture Permanent Charities Day." The men are standing in front of a large seal of the City of Los Angeles, displaying the proclamation. There are several microphones on the table in front of them.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 1473
Burr, Raymond,--1917-1993
Yorty, Sam,--1909-1998
Permanent Charities Committee of the Entertainment Industries
Mayors--California--Los Angeles
Municipal emblems--California--Los Angeles
Television actors and actresses--Canada
Motion picture actors and actresses--Canada
Men--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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