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Overview (3)

Born in Hollywood, California, USA
Died in Sunset Beach, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameWilliam James Burrud

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Bill Burrud was born on January 12, 1925 in Hollywood, California, USA as William James Burrud. He was an actor and producer, known for Valley of the Dolls: A World Premiere Voyage (1967), Captains Courageous (1937) and Curse of the Mayan Temple (1977). He died on July 12, 1990 in Sunset Beach, California.

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Father of actor/director John Burrud.
Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Studied at the University of Southern California.
Acted on stage from the age of eight. From 1935, appeared in several films for Columbia and Universal.
A committed conservationist.
Former child film actor who would produce and host a plethora of TV nature- or travel-oriented documentary series.
For his many contributions to television entertainment, Burrud received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1977. Burrud's star is next to Elvis Presley's.
In 1954 he founded Bill Burrud Productions which would produce programs that included True Adventure, Vagabond, Wanderlust (the theme song for which was "The Happy Wanderer"), Animal World, Islands in the Sun, Wonderful World of Women, Safari to Adventure, Treasure, and Natural Wonders. His company also produced numerous television specials.

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