Appeared on Broadway in "Show Boat"
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The Singing Troubadour Burl Ives
6' 1" (1.85 m)
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I was fortunate to be born into a family of Masons. Indeed, my older sister Audrey was Grand Matron of the Order of Eastern Star in Illinois. My DeMolay experience came very naturally because of my father and brothers. Thus was my youth enhanced.
During the first season The Ren & Stimpy Show
(1991) episode "Stimpy's Invention" featured a record, "Happy Happy Joy Joy," which contained a variety of spoken-word segments meant to parody some of Ives' albums from the 1960s. When Ives saw the episode, he contacted Ren and Stimpy Show creator John Kricfalusi
and said that he would have been willing to do the voice over work for it.