(February 10 to March 7, 1943) He played Jonathan Brewster in Joseph Kesselring's play, "Arsenic and Old Lace," at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California. Gilmor Brown was artistic director. George Phelps was director.
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[about his character in Perry Mason
(1957)] Let's just say that the part isn't conducive to leisurely living the way I once knew it. I only hope that I can regain my own identity, once I decide that Perry Mason and myself have come to the parting of the road. Perry Mason has become a career for me . . . all I know is that I work, eat and sleep Perry Mason.
In 1990, not long before he grew ill with cancer, Burr and longtime partner Robert Benevides
started a vineyard at their Dry Creek Valley ranch, and released their first vintage. The wine was bottled in November 1992 and released after Burr's death in 1995.