Actor Raymond Burr

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on November 13, 2005

I was a big Perry Mason fan. What did Raymond Burr do after the TV show ended?
—S. Gensun, Holbrook, Ariz.

After Perry Mason went off the air in 1966, Burr starred in another very successful TV series, Ironside (1967-75), in which he played a detective who was undeterred by the fact that he was confined to a wheelchair. In 1985, he reprised the role of unflappable defense attorney Perry Mason, already the most famous TV lawyer in history, in a series of made-for-television movies. Burr died of liver cancer in 1993 at the age of 76.