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Photograph was edited for publication purposes. 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.
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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 Microphone Proclamations Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs