Birthday: 14/06/1909 Year
Age: 85 years
Place of Birth: Hunt City, Illinois, United States
Date of Death: 04/14/1995 Year
Place of death: Anacortes, Washington, USA
Nationality: United States
Original name: Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives
In the first year he established himself as a successful student and even played in the American Football team, but after only a year guy decided that further education it is not necessary, and he left the campus directly from English class; later was the largest escape legendary in the history of the college, and the building, from which escaped Bёrl, gained national prominence.
Burl Ives (Burl Ives, full name – Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives) was born in 1909 not far from Hunt City, Illinois (Hunt City, Illinois), the family of Levi Ives (Levi Ives) and Cordelia White (Cordelia White), except where he had 6 more children. One summer days Bёrl sat in the back yard and sang a duet with her mother, at the same time his uncle, who was passing by heard it and asked the boy to perform a concert for veterans. Ives had no doubts over the choice of songs at once by selecting the ballad ‘Barbara Allen’; I must say that the concert was held on ‘Hurrah!’, and after the end of the audience for a long time were impressed by the performances Bёrla.
As a teenager, Ives was at the club Scouts of America (Boy Scouts of America), where he was awarded all possible signs of honor and medals. We also know that the guy often performed songs at various gatherings and seminars. In 1977, Ives, along with other scouts took the 28-minute film that re-opened his eyes all over the world to this organization.
In 1927 he entered the College Bёrl Eastern Illinois State Teachers College (now – Eastern Illinois University), located in Charleston, Illinois (Charleston, Illinois). In the first year he established himself as a successful student and even played in the American Football team, but after only a year guy decided that further education it is not necessary, and he left the campus directly from English class; later was the largest escape legendary in the history of the college, and the building, from which escaped Bёrl, gained national prominence.
Since the 1930s Ives traveled to the United States, on the road where it was possible earning and performing his own songs with a banjo in small bars. One musician even landed in jail when police in Mona, Utah (Mona, Utah) took him for a beggar.
In the mid-1930s Bёrl began performing live on radio in the state of Indiana (Indiana). Subsequently, the musician still received a bachelor’s degree, having studied for two years at the University of Indiana (Indiana State University).
In 1940, the musician began performing on the radio in his own show ‘The Wayfaring Stranger’, which was named in honor of his eponymous song. Over the next 10 years of his songs ‘Foggy, Foggy Dew’, ‘Blue Tail Fly’ and ‘Big Rock Candy Mountain’ became a classic American folk songs that she knew most of the country.
At the beginning of 1942 Bёrla drafted, almost all of his service he spent on military bases. During the service, he even starred in the show ‘This Is the Army’. In September 1943, the guy got promoted to corporal and was forced to resign for health reasons.
December 6, 1945-year musician married 29-year-old screenwriter Helen Peck (Helen Peck); 4 years later the family had a son.
In 1949, the year Ives sang old English ballad ‘Lavender Blue’ for the movie ‘So Dear to My Heart.’; song immediately became a hit in the United States, and the musician won the Oscar for ‘Best Original Song in a Motion Picture. ”
In 1950 the musician was suspected of conspiring with the Communists; this happened mainly due to the fact that he actively communicated with Pete Seeger (Pete Seeger), which, as it later turned out, was the only counterpart Ives. In order to fully prove their loyalty Bёrlu had to be tested before the Committee on Un-American Activities (House Unamerican Activities Committee).
During the 50s Bёrl played a lot of movies, among the most famous movies of that time were the paintings’ East of Eden ‘(East of Eden),’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ‘(Cat on a Hot Tin Roof),’ Love under Elms’ (Desire Under the Elms) and many others.
In 1960 Ives almost entirely devoted himself to music. Thus, in 1962, he became the author of three songs that were very popular at the time – ‘A Little Bitty Tear’, ‘Call Me Mister In-Between’ and ‘Funny Way of Laughing’.
In 1970, the actor starred in the film ‘The Man Who Wanted to Live Forever’, and two years later he appeared in an episode of ‘Night Gallery’.
1971 year was marked for divorce from musician Helen, but after a couple of months later, he married again; this time his choice was Dorothy Koster Paul (Dorothy Koster Paul).
In 1975, the University of Pennsylvania (University of Pennsylvania) has awarded a musician for his contribution to the music world.
April 14, 1995-year Burl Ives died from cancer at the age of 85 years. He was buried in his hometown Hunt City, Illinois.
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