Appeared (as "Big Daddy") in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Tennessee Williams
. Scenic Design / Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner
. Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard
. Assistant Designer to Jo Mielziner: John Harvey. Assistant to Lucinda Ballard: Florence Klotz. Directed by Elia Kazan
. Morosco Theatre: 24 ...
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The Singing Troubadour Burl Ives
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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.
A string of Ives' hit records, mostly for American Decca and primarily under the supervision of the legendary Owen Bradley
, included such songs as "The Blue-Tail Fly" (his all-time biggest hit), "A Little Bitty Tear," "(It's Just My) Funny Way of Laughin'," "Mr. In Between" , "A Holly Jolly Christmas," and, of course, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.".
His singing voice