lived near us in the State of Washngton, is movie star much liked by
this web page author:
The movie SUMMER
MAGIC which he stars in, displays his magic.
The “Summer Magic” story is about
a fun-loving young girl (Hayley
and her widowed mom and siblings move to Maine from Boston after a
mishap wreaks havoc on the family's fortunes. Seven of Burl’s songs
are featured and Five are displayed
in videos at http://ships.bouwman.com/Movies/index.html#Wayne
Birth: Jun. 14,
1909 - Death: Apr. 14, 1995
In 1980 at age 70, he retired
WA where he remained active in music by participating in
performances. He was a many times contributor to fund raisers...Indian
reservations, Boy Scouts, environmental groups, art foundations and
medicine. He passed away at age 85 from mouth cancer.
Burl Icle Ivanhoe was born in
rural Jasper County, Illinois near
the town of Hunt, one of seven children, his father a farmer. He was a
from an early age learning his first tunes from his doting grandmother
him singing in the local Baptist church by age four. In high school,
became a proficient banjo player while athletically active as a
fullback on the
school team with aspirations toward a career as a coach.
After school, in the
depression, he simply went on a
"bum," wandering the country, hitching rides, doing odd jobs and
using his musical talent as a busker (street singing for
money). By 1940, he was a radio
personality with his
own show on CBS, "The
Wayfarin' Stranger." He worked on Broadway, made many memorable
movies and record albums and mad several television appearances.
writers favorite movie was “ENSIGN
PULVER”, Mr. Ives was his commander - shown left.
At his death, Burl
was cremated and the Masons provided his final
tribute. Burl Ives was involved in Freemasonry from his youth, becoming
1927. A memorial service was held at the Scottish Rite
Los Angeles. The Ashes were taken to Mound Cemetery, Willow Hill,
the urn was interred beside his mother with the Masons and the Baptist
from his boyhood church conducting the final committal. Legacy... In
was honored with the induction into the DeMolay Hall of Fame.
North of Newton there is a
bridge named for Burl, “Burl Ives
Bridge’ located just north of Newton, IL, crossing the Ambraw River.
became his namesake and the bridge has an accompanying plaque erected
Illinois Department of Transportation honoring the famous folk singer
tribute to Burl Ives was
held in May of 1995 at Marble Collegiate Church, Fifth Avenue and 29th
New York City. Appearing at the tribute,
was the poet Maya Angelou; the folk singer Odetta; Guy Davis, a
actor; Christine Lavin, a folk singer; Julie Gold, a songwriter, and
Ives, the performer's daughter.
Click to see Memorial >
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