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|Known for:||Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, East of Eden|
|Birth name:||Burle Icle Ivanhoe Ives|
|Birthday:||14 June 1909, Hunt, Illinois, USA|
|Height:||6' 1" (1.85 m)|
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TriviaFrequent benefits for Indian reservations, peace academies, Boy Scouts, environmental groups, arts foundations, children's medicine Burl Ives was the voice of Sam the Eagle, the narrator of the classic Disneyland attraction "American Sings" (1974-1988) in Tomorrowland. Received the DeMolay Legion of Honor in 1986. He was a 33rd Degree Mason. 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. His wife and three step-children were with him when he died. Has at least five grandchildren. 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.