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Which Raymond Burr character was your favorite?

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    jamoon2006

    [1]Mar 31, 2008
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    Arguably, Raymond Burr is best known for his two detective TV characters and the long-running series in which he starred. The two characters could not be more different (a testimony to Burr's acting), but which do you prefer - the black & white, film noir detecting and lawyering of Perry Mason or the full-color, 60s in full-swing wheelchair-bound Robert Ironside?

    My choice would be Ironside, only because I think Raymond Burr got to do more "acting" on this later series. Don't get me wrong - Perry Mason is a great character, but the curmudgeony aspects of Ironside's persona combined with his handicap made him a bit more dogged and fiesty.

    Anyone else?

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    AprilFox

    [2]Aug 27, 2008
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    I just had to pick both! I like all his work even when he played the bad guy in Rear Window!

    Rear Window

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    AprilFox

    [3]Aug 27, 2008
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    Ironside

    Or as Robert T. Ironside.

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    archangelwho

    [4]Jun 12, 2012
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    It has been years sinces I have seen either but from what I remember there just seem to have been more to Ironside that we was.

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    archangelwho

    [5]Jun 12, 2012
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    jamoon2006 wrote:


    Arguably, Raymond Burr is best known for his two detective TV characters and the long-running series in which he starred. The two characters could not be more different (a testimony to Burr's acting), but which do you prefer - the black & white, film noir detecting and lawyering of Perry Mason or the full-color, 60s in full-swing wheelchair-bound Robert Ironside?


    My choice would be Ironside, only because I think Raymond Burr got to do more "acting" on this later series. Don't get me wrong - Perry Mason is a great character, but the curmudgeony aspects of Ironside's persona combined with his handicap made him a bit more dogged and fiesty.


    Anyone else?


    Add to this the role he played in 'Bride of the Gorilla" and you get a real good view of his range in acting. By the way Perry Mason is now on Netflix.

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