n 1993, Burr’s close friend, actor Charles Macaulay, told Mary Murphy of TV Guide, “Raymond Burr really was Perry Mason. The two were one and the same.” Maybe so, but Raymond Burr had other interests. He was an innovative breeder of orchids, an award-winning vintner, a respected Beverly Hills art dealer, and foster father to more than twenty children.
Perry Mason - The ultimate court-room drama, starring Raymond Burr as Perry Mason. It lasted 9 seasons, followed by 30 made-for-TV movie specials. Many episodes were based on actual stories written by Eric Stanley Gardner.
Raymond Burr- Raymond William Stacey Burr was a Canadian actor, primarily known for his title roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside. His early acting career included roles on Broadway, radio, television and in film, usually as the villain. Death September 12, 1993, Healdsburg, CA