Burl Ives Net Worth

Burl Ives Net Worth is
$5 Million

Burl Ives Biography

Ives earned an Academy Award and Golden World Award in 1969 for Greatest Helping Actor for The Big Nation. Burl Ives was created in Jasper County, Illinois in June 1909 and passed on in April 1995. His function included dramas, comedies, and voice acting. He initial appeared in the 1946 film Smoky. Ives starred in it series O. Ives made an appearance on Broadway and authored an autobiography and many various other books. He released many folk albums and got achievement with the singles “Lavender Blue”, “JUST A LITTLE Bitty Tear”, “Funny Method of Laughin”, and “Contact Me Mr. from 1965 to 1966. He starred in it series The Bold Types: The Attorneys as Walter Nichols from 1969 to 1972 and Alias Smith and Jones as Pat “Big Macintosh” McCreedy from 1971 to 1972.K. Crackerby! In-Between”. He’s remembered for the tracks “A Holly Jolly Xmas” and “Gold and silver” which were highlighted in the CBS animated tv particular Rudolph and the Red-Nosed Reindeer where he also narrated the tale.Burl Ives Net Worthy of: Burl Ives was an American actor, article writer, and folk singer who had a net worthy of of $5 million. Burl Ives passed on on April 14, 1995 at 85 years outdated.

Quick Facts

Full NameBurl Ives
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJune 14, 1909
DiedApril 14, 1995, Anacortes, Washington, United States
Height1.85 m
ProfessionVoice Actor, Author, Singer, A Holly Jolly Christmas, Big Rock Candy Mountain, A Little Bitty Tear
EducationEastern Illinois University
SpouseDorothy Koster Paul (m. 1971–1995), Helen Peck Ehrich (m. 1945–1971), A Holly Jolly Christmas, Big Rock Candy Mountain, A Little Bitty Tear
ChildrenSteven Paul, Alexander Ives, Bonnie Paul, Stuart Paul, A Holly Jolly Christmas, Big Rock Candy Mountain, A Little Bitty Tear
ParentsLevi Ives, Cordelia White, A Holly Jolly Christmas, Big Rock Candy Mountain, A Little Bitty Tear
SiblingsLillburn Ives, Argola Ives, Clarence Ives, Norma Ives, Audry Ives, Artie Ives, A Holly Jolly Christmas, Big Rock Candy Mountain, A Little Bitty Tear
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording, A Holly Jolly Christmas, Big Rock Candy Mountain, A Little Bitty Tear
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male
MoviesCat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Big Country, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Summer Magic, East of Eden, Day of the Outlaw, So Dear to My Heart, Our Man in Havana, Ensign Pulver, Wind Across the Everglades, The Brass Bottle, Desire Under the Elms, White Dog, Baker's Hawk, The Spiral Road, Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon, Just You and Me, Kid, Two Moon Junction, The New Adventures of Heidi, Uphill All the Way, Hugo the Hippo, The Bermuda Depths, The Daydreamer, Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure, The Power and the Prize, Station West, Earthbound, The First Easter Rabbit, The Other Side of Bonnie and Clyde, Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story, Sierra, Smoky, I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
TV ShowsCaptains and the Kings, The Bold Ones: The Lawyers, The Bell Telephone Hour, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Roots, High-Low, O.K. Crackerby

Interesting Facts

1 He was the visual inspiration for the original illustrations of DC Comics super-villain Hector Hammond (created in 1961), one of the Hal Jordan/Green Lantern's archenemies. Ives was 60 years old at the point. Eventually, Hammond was played by Peter Sarsgaard in Green Lantern (2011).
2 He strongly opposed the United States entering World War II until the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941, after which he avidly campaigned for the US to declare war on Germany and Italy.
3 An activist liberal Democrat, in 1952 he named fellow folk singer Pete Seeger and others as possible Communists to the House Unamerican Activities Committee (HUAC) in order to avoid being blacklisted.
4 He adopted a son, Alexander, with his first wife, Helen. When they separated in 1960, she got the custody. He also had three step-children with his second wife, Dorothy Koster Paul: Kevin Murphy, Rob Grossman, and Barbara Vaughn; and five grandchildren.
5 He died from complications of mouth cancer at his home in Anacortes, WA. His wife and three step-children were with him when he died.
6 A string of Ives' hit records, mostly for American Decca and primarily under the supervision of the legendary Owen Bradley, included such songs as "The Blue-Tail Fly" (his all-time biggest hit), "A Little Bitty Tear," "(It's Just My) Funny Way of Laughin'," "Mr. In Between" , "A Holly Jolly Christmas," and, of course, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.".
7 During the first season The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991) episode "Stimpy's Invention" featured a record, "Happy Happy Joy Joy," which contained a variety of spoken-word segments meant to parody some of Ives' albums from the 1960s. When Ives saw the episode, he contacted Ren and Stimpy Show creator John Kricfalusi and said that he would have been willing to do the voice over work for it.
8 Was a licensed amateur (ham) radio with the call sign KA6HVA. When he passed away, he became, in ham radio parlance, a "silent key."
9 He was a 33rd Degree Mason.
10 Was initiated into DeMolay at the George N. Todd Chapter in Charleston Illinois, in 1927.
11 Received the DeMolay Legion of Honor in 1986.
12 Was inducted into the DeMolay Hall of Fame on June 24th, 1994.
13 Burl Ives was the voice of Sam the Eagle, the narrator of the classic Disneyland attraction "American Sings" (1974-1988) in Tomorrowland.
14 Interred at Mound Cemetery, Jasper County, Illinois, USA.
15 Frequent benefits for Indian reservations, peace academies, Boy Scouts, environmental groups, arts foundations, children's medicine


1 His singing voice


1 I was fortunate to be born into a family of Masons. Indeed, my older sister Audrey was Grand Matron of the Order of Eastern Star in Illinois. My DeMolay experience came very naturally because of my father and brothers. Thus was my youth enhanced.


Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986 Golden Boot Golden Boot Awards
1959 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Big Country (1958)
1959 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actor The Big Country (1958)



Two Moon Junction 1988 Sheriff Earl Hawkins
Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story 1987 TV Movie F.W. Woolworth
Danger Bay 1987 TV Series
Uphill All the Way 1986 Sheriff John Catledge
The Ewok Adventure 1984 TV Movie Narrator (voice)
White Dog 1982 Carruthers
Earthbound 1981 Ned Anderson
Just You and Me, Kid 1979 Max
The New Adventures of Heidi 1978 TV Movie Grandfather
The Bermuda Depths 1978 TV Movie Dr. Paulis
Roots 1977 TV Mini-Series Sen. Arthur Johnson
Little House on the Prairie 1976 TV Series Sam Shelby
Baker's Hawk 1976 Mr. McGraw
Captains and the Kings 1976 TV Mini-Series Old Syrup
The First Easter Rabbit 1976 TV Movie Narrator / Older Stuffy (voice)
Hugo the Hippo 1975 Narrator (voice)
Night Gallery 1972 TV Series Old Man Doubleday
Alias Smith and Jones 1971-1972 TV Series Big Mac McCreedy
The Bold Ones: The Lawyers 1969-1972 TV Series Walter Nicholls / Walter Nichols
A City of the King 1971 TV Movie Prophet
Only Way Out Is Dead 1970 TV Movie T.M. Trask
The McMasters 1970 McMasters
Daniel Boone 1969 TV Series Prater Beaseley
The Sound of Anger 1968 TV Movie Walter Nichols
Pinocchio 1968 TV Movie Gepetto
The Name of the Game 1968 TV Series Arthur Jellicoe
The Other Side of Bonnie and Clyde 1968 Narrator (voice)
The Red Skelton Hour 1968 TV Series Big Pappy Tumbleweed
Those Fantastic Flying Fools 1967 Phineas T. Barnum
NBC Children's Theatre 1967 TV Series Narrator
The Daydreamer 1966 Father Neptune (voice)
O.K. Crackerby! 1965-1966 TV Series O.K. Crackerby
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly 1964 Short Singer (voice)
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer 1964 TV Movie Sam the Snowman (voice)
Ensign Pulver 1964 Captain Morton
The Brass Bottle 1964 Fakrash
Summer Magic 1963 Osh Popham
The Spiral Road 1962 Dr. Brits Jansen
Zane Grey Theater 1960 TV Series Jonathan J. Dwire
Let No Man Write My Epitaph 1960 Judge Bruce Mallory Sullivan
Our Man in Havana 1959 Dr. Hasselbacher
General Electric Theater 1956-1959 TV Series King David
Day of the Outlaw 1959 Jack Bruhn
The Big Country 1958 Rufus Hannassey
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958 Big Daddy Pollitt
Wind Across the Everglades 1958 Cottonmouth
Desire Under the Elms 1958 Ephriam Cabot
A Face in the Crowd 1957 Burl Ives (uncredited)
Playhouse 90 1957 TV Series Captain Keller
The United States Steel Hour 1957 TV Series Matthew Randolph
The Power and the Prize 1956 George Salt
East of Eden 1955 Sam the Sheriff
Sierra 1950 Lonesome
So Dear to My Heart 1948 Uncle Hiram Douglas
Station West 1948 Hotel Clerk
Green Grass of Wyoming 1948 Gus
Smoky 1946 Willie (as The Singing Troubadour Burl Ives)


Mike & Mike 2013-2014 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Regular Show 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Defiance TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Eureka 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Newsnight 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 performer: "Fooba Wooba John", "Buckeye Jim", "The Grey Goose" / writer: "Buckeye Jim", "The Grey Goose"
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story 2009 Documentary performer: "On The Front Porch"
Timeshift 2008 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Chuck 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Expired 2007 performer: "Holly Jolly Christmas"
The Simpsons TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2006 music - 1 episode, 2006 performer - 1 episode, 2003
Big Momma's House 2 2006 performer: "Pass the Dutchie", "Little White Duck"
My Name Is Earl 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bad Santa 2003 performer: "Holly Jolly Christmas" 1962
Radio 2003 performer: "A Holly Jolly Christmas" 1962
Silver Bells 2003 Short performer: "Silver Bells"
Vedybu planuotoja 2001 writer: "Cowboy's Lament"
Roswell 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Family Man 2000 performer: "A Holly Jolly Christmas"
Pollock 2000 arranger: "Old Dan Tucker" / performer: "Old Dan Tucker"
Fools Rush In 1997 performer: "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town"
The Ref 1994 performer: "A Holly Jolly Christmas"
True Romance 1993 performer: "A Little Bitty Tear"
Melrose Place 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song 1992 Video documentary performer: "Lavenders Blue"
The Epic of Detective Mandy: Book One - Satan Claus 1989 TV Short performer: "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"
Thomas Hart Benton 1988 TV Movie performer: "When I Get to the End of the Way"
Dolly 1987 TV Series performer - 1 episode
DTV: Golden Oldies 1984 Video performer: "Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly"
Hugo the Hippo 1975 performer: "You Said a Mouthful", "The Best Day Ever Made"
The Bobby Darin Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1973 writer - 1 episode, 1973
The Bold Ones: The Lawyers 1970 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Johnny Cash Show 1970 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Daniel Boone 1969 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
All Things Bright and Beautiful 1968 TV Movie performer: "Beautiful Things"
The Red Skelton Hour 1968 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer 1964 TV Movie performer: "Silver and Gold", "A Holly Jolly Christmas", "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer"
Summer Magic 1963 performer: "Ugly Bug Ball", "On the Front Porch" - uncredited
Wind Across the Everglades 1958 writer: "Kissin' 'n' Killin'" - uncredited
Gun Glory 1957 performer: "The Ninety and Nine"
So Dear to My Heart 1948 performer: "Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly", "Ol' Dan Patch"
Station West 1948 performer: "A Stranger in Town" uncredited, "The Sun Shining Warm", "A Man Can't Grow Old" uncredited
Green Grass of Wyoming 1948 performer: "The Ballad of Thunderhead", "I Married a Wife I Wish I Were Single Again", "Where, Oh Where Is Dear Little Susie Way Down Yonder in the Papaw Patch" / writer: "The Ballad of Thunderhead"


Dribble 2004 Short dedicatee


Thomas Hart Benton 1988 TV Movie Himself
Dolly 1987 TV Series Himself
Wogan 1987 TV Series Himself - Guest
Hee Haw 1985 TV Series Himself
Stars on Sunday 1979 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night at the Mill 1979 TV Series Himself
Pebble Mill 1979 TV Series
The Val Doonican Music Show 1979 TV Series Himself
The 50th Annual Academy Awards 1978 TV Special Himself
Parkinson 1976 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 17th Annual Grammy Awards 1975 TV Special Himself
Herbie Day at Disneyland 1974 TV Short documentary Himself
John Wayne and Glen Campbell & the Musical West 1974 TV Movie Himself
Dinah's Place 1973 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Merv Griffin Show 1972-1973 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1971-1973 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Bobby Darin Show 1973 TV Series Himself - Singer
Tennessee Williams' South 1973 TV Movie documentary Charlie Colton
The David Frost Show 1970-1971 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Val Doonican Show 1971 TV Series Himself
Flip 1970 TV Series Himself
The Johnny Cash Show 1970 TV Series Himself - Singer
The Kraft Music Hall 1968-1970 TV Series Himself
The Smothers Brothers Summer Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1968-1969 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Palace 1964-1969 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host
All Things Bright and Beautiful 1968 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Andy Williams Show 1967 TV Series Himself
The Danny Kaye Show 1967 TV Series Himself - Guest
West to the Mountains 1967 Documentary short Balladeer
The Bell Telephone Hour 1959-1966 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself - Singer
Late Night Lineup 1966 TV Series
The Eamonn Andrews Show 1966 TV Series Himself - Guest
Ready, Steady, Go! 1963 TV Series Himself
Mediterranean Holiday 1962 Documentary Narrator (US version, voice)
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1959 TV Series Himself
The Red Skelton Chevy Special 1959 TV Movie Himself
The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
What's My Line? 1955-1959 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1958 TV Series Himself
High Low Quiz 1957 TV Series Himself / panelist
The Ed Sullivan Show 1953-1957 TV Series Himself / Himself - Singer
Person to Person 1956 TV Series documentary Himself
Music 55 1955 TV Series documentary Himself
The George Jessel Show 1954 TV Series Himself
Tonight! 1953 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Coronation Concert 1953 TV Movie Himself - Singer
Saturday Special 1952 TV Series Himself
The Faye Emerson Show 1950 TV Series Himself
Erskine Johnson's Hollywood Reel 1949 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Qwerty 2008 TV Series Big Daddy
The Bare Necessities: The Making of 'The Jungle Book' 2007 Video documentary short Himself - Voice of Baloo
All About 'The Birds' 2000 Video documentary Fakrash from "The Brass Bottle"
The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Memorial Tribute
American Masters 1994 TV Series documentary Big Daddy
Rock Hudson's Home Movies 1992 Documentary Dr. Brits Jansen
The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song 1992 Video documentary Uncle Hiram Douglas
John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick 1988 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: The Bare Necessities 1987 Video short Osh Popham
DTV: Golden Oldies 1984 Video Himself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1954-1965 TV Series Osh Popham / Uncle Hiram Douglas

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