About Burl Ives:
Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives was an American actor, writer, and folk singer. As an actor, Ives' work included comedies, dramas, and voice work in theater, television, and motion pictures. Music critic John Rockwell said, "Ives' voice ... had the sheen and finesse of opera without its latter-day Puccinian vulgarities and without the pretensions of operatic ritual. It was genteel in expressive impact without being genteel in social conformity. And it moved people."
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