(December 23, 1942 to January 10, 1943) He acted in Brandon Thomas' play, "Charley's Aunt," at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California with Ollie Prickett in the cast. Gilmor Brown was artistic director. George Phelps was director.
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[about his character in Perry Mason
(1957)] Let's just say that the part isn't conducive to leisurely living the way I once knew it. I only hope that I can regain my own identity, once I decide that Perry Mason and myself have come to the parting of the road. Perry Mason has become a career for me . . . all I know is that I work, eat and sleep Perry Mason.
On October 1, 1993, a memorial service was held at the Pasadena Playhouse. It was the very same theater in which Burr had made his acting debut 50 years before. A director's chair with his name on it, placed at center stage, played host to friends who paid tribute.
Deep commanding voice.