Burl Ives, Best Supporting Actor 1958: MovieMonday.com
THE BIG COUNTRY
(Western - NR)
Burl Ives (1909 - 95)
Burl Ives made his mark playing the character,'Big Daddy', in his 1938 Broadway debut in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof , a role that he played again in the 1958 film version.He began his movie career (spanning four decades in over 30 pictures)as a singing cowboy in the 1946 film, Smokey.
Besides winning an Oscar for his supporting role in The Big Country,
he has also recorded 30 albums for Decca and another dozen for Columbia,
having many hits on both the popular and country charts. At the age
of 80, he retired from show business but kept singing for charity
benefits up until his death in 1995.
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