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.
Raymond William Stacey Burr (May 1917 – September was a Canadian primarily known for his title roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside. My Dad and I used to watch the Perry Mason movies in the early He was one suave lawyer.