I for Burl Ives
BORN: June 14, 1909
DIED: April 14, 1995
AGED: 85 yrs from oral cancer
"Silver and Gold, Silver and Gold...." Mr. Snowman himself from Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. I have his Christmas album with these songs on it. Great Folk Singer who sang "Blue-Tailed Fly". Was brought to the House Un-American Activity trials and he spoke which did cause a rift between him and Pete Seeger-terrible, terrible, times. Under-rated actor who worked in Film, Theatre and TV. A rotund sweet man.
OSCAR: The Big Country
FILMS: East of Eden, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Brass Bottle
Yes, Burl Ives was under-rated as an actor, Birgit.ReplyDelete
Sorry I missed the Katherine Hepburn blog. She was a really great star.
I'm enjoying these memories.
I always felt he was cute and wanted to hug himDelete
Yes, I know him best from Rudolph. His legacy will live on for centuries because of those movies.ReplyDelete
His Snowman lives on and on as does his singing and his actingDelete
His Holly Jolly Christmas is my favorite Christmas song. Loved it as a kid and still love it now. :)ReplyDelete
I love that song along with Silver and GoldDelete
I grew up with Burl Ives the Snowman, and I still consider Holly Jolly Christmas to be one of my favourite Christmas songs, but once I grew up, I discovered Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and damn, that Burl could act!ReplyDelete
See ya 'round the web. All Things Kevyn.
Yes he could act-My favourite is The Big Country and I think he almost upstages Gregory PeckDelete
In addition to Rudolph, my parents owned one of his folk albums that I played constantly (aged 8 or 9). Great memories. Donna's New DayReplyDelete
He had such a soft warm and embracing voice, how can one not like himDelete
I liked him the best in Summer Magic with Haley Mills. He sang a cute song called "The Ugly Bug Ball." To this day when I come across Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on TV, I am surprised that is Burl Ives playing such an ugly character. He was good.ReplyDelete
I never heard of that song but have to try to find it now. I know he seems so mean in that film and I think of him as the cuddly SnowmanDelete
His voice was one of the best things about Rudolph. The snowman even looked like him.ReplyDelete
It does-that's what I love...I have to try to find that snowmanDelete
I didn't know he was brought before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee...but then, I suppose, who wasn't? Sigh. He WAS a sweet, jovial man!ReplyDelete
He was and that time in life was full of fear and could cripple people's lives. I can not blame a person if they took the stand and spoke. He did not want to go but, like so many, wasn't really given a choiceDelete
Visiting from A/Z; cute theme you have going for A/Z. I do remember watching Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Burl Ives voice with it.ReplyDelete
Good luck with the rest of the challenge!
I still watch it every yearDelete
Oh cool, one of my favorite sing-alongs! I didn't know who sang that song. Thanks for sharing! : )ReplyDelete
he has such a wonderful voice and I love Blue tailed Fly now hum a few bars.."Silver and Gold...Silver and Gold...Delete
Oh, boy....could he ever sing. He made me want to curl up in his lap :)ReplyDelete
Yes and I wish I could have when I was a kidDelete
Oh man, I didn't realize he looked exactly like the snowman...ReplyDelete
Yes and I love it that's why I want to have a snowman that looks like himDelete
My grandmother had his Mother Goose Songs record...that's my earliest recollection and my intro to his songs. Seems like a lifetime ago.ReplyDelete