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Name: Burle Icle Ivanhoe Ives                                                   
Born: 14 June 1909 Hunt, Illinois                                               
Died: 14 April 1995 Anacortes, Washington                                       
Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (14 June 1909 – 14 April 1995) was an Academy Award     
winning American actor and acclaimed folk music singer and author. He won the   
Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the movie The Big Country;       
however, he is probably better remembered for his music. The prominent music     
critic John Rockwell has been quoted in the New York Times as saying that "Ives's
voice... had the sheen and finesse of opera without its latter-day Puccinian     
vulgarities and without the pretensions of operatic ritual. It was genteel in   
expressive impact without being genteel in social conformity. And it moved