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REAL ESTATE
October 1, 1989 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
Ballad singer BURL IVES and his wife, Dorothy, have sold their Montecito home and moved to Washington state. They had owned the 50-year-old, Mediterranean-style villa since 1974, when they bought it for $290,000. They sold it to a foreign buyer for $3.9 million. Ives, who is 80, has said that he wanted to move out of state to get away from the crowds and the climate, which is too dry for him.
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May 4, 2011
On her leading men During an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Sophia Loren commented on some of the leading men and directors she's worked with over the years: 'Desire Under the Elms' (1958) "It was the first movie I made [in Hollywood]. It was a very dramatic movie with Burl Ives, a beautiful actor. I had a wonderful relationship with him. The drama was a little bit like what we had in Italy. It was a very strong drama and for me at that age I was overwhelmed by doing it, but still interested in trying.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Eastern Illinois University is honoring one of its dropouts, folk singer Burl Ives. The university named an art studio after the 81-year-old folk singer and actor, who enrolled at the college in 1929 but dropped out in his third year as his grades slipped. Ives said it felt good to be back at Eastern, despite not having a degree. He said he hoped that people who use the building will follow his example and go where their creativity takes them.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2009
As host of the weekly show "Off-Ramp" on KPCC-FM (89.3), I take exception to Susan Harris' letter about the death of talk on KLSX [Letters, Feb. 28]. She wrote, "There is always NPR when you feel like being educated." OK, granted there's lots of education and enlightening debate and all that on KPCC, but my producer Queena Kim and I always strive to include at least a modicum of mindless entertainment on our show. Surely my bad Andy Rooney impression ("I knew Burl Ives, and he hated that snowman with his fancy vest.
NEWS
April 15, 1995 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Burl Ives, the beloved balladeer who sang so convincingly of being a wayfaring stranger that he instead became a longtime friend, died Friday. The rotund folk singer, Academy Award-winning actor and concert hall artist, whom poet Carl Sandberg once called "the mightiest ballad singer of this or any other century," was 85 and had a history of circulatory problems and congestive heart failure.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 1986 | HERMAN WONG, Times Staff Writer
Burl Ives is not a man to easily overlook. At 76, he is still a massive presence: the familiar girth, the commanding voice, the white hair and beard that give him the look of both biblical prophet and Falstaffian rogue. This has been the Ives persona for the 40 years that he has reigned as one of America's best-known folk singers.
NEWS
October 10, 1993 | Associated Press
Burl Ives has been released from a hospital after treatment for a high fever that resulted from a foot infection. The 84-year-old singer-actor, known for his rendition of "Jimmy Crack Corn" and "Frosty the Snowman," will continue receiving antibiotics and nursing care at home, his wife said Friday.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2011 | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The actress recalls moments working with Burl Ives, Paul Newman and Charlie Chaplin. During an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Sophia Loren commented on some of the leading men and directors she's worked with over the years: 'Desire Under the Elms' (1958) "It was the first movie I made [in Hollywood]. It was a very dramatic movie with Burl Ives, a beautiful actor. I had a wonderful relationship with him. The drama was a little bit like what we had in Italy. It was a very strong drama and for me at that age I was overwhelmed by doing it, but still interested in trying.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1995
Re Drawingboard, June 19 and 20: First Conrad, then Oliphant! In depicting their view of a) an angry white male, and b) a contemporary militia-type, they drew individuals with big bellies. Is there something morally wrong with being fat? If so, must we think less of Babe Ruth, Burl Ives and Winston Churchill? As an off-white, sometimes angry and definitely horizontally challenged male, I would remind Conrad and Oliphant that Hitler was a vegetarian, and quite slim-and-trim, thank you. FRANK GATELL Santa Monica
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2009
As host of the weekly show "Off-Ramp" on KPCC-FM (89.3), I take exception to Susan Harris' letter about the death of talk on KLSX [Letters, Feb. 28]. She wrote, "There is always NPR when you feel like being educated." OK, granted there's lots of education and enlightening debate and all that on KPCC, but my producer Queena Kim and I always strive to include at least a modicum of mindless entertainment on our show. Surely my bad Andy Rooney impression ("I knew Burl Ives, and he hated that snowman with his fancy vest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1995
Re Drawingboard, June 19 and 20: First Conrad, then Oliphant! In depicting their view of a) an angry white male, and b) a contemporary militia-type, they drew individuals with big bellies. Is there something morally wrong with being fat? If so, must we think less of Babe Ruth, Burl Ives and Winston Churchill? As an off-white, sometimes angry and definitely horizontally challenged male, I would remind Conrad and Oliphant that Hitler was a vegetarian, and quite slim-and-trim, thank you. FRANK GATELL Santa Monica
NEWS
April 15, 1995 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Burl Ives, the beloved balladeer who sang so convincingly of being a wayfaring stranger that he instead became a longtime friend, died Friday. The rotund folk singer, Academy Award-winning actor and concert hall artist, whom poet Carl Sandberg once called "the mightiest ballad singer of this or any other century," was 85 and had a history of circulatory problems and congestive heart failure.
NEWS
October 10, 1993 | Associated Press
Burl Ives has been released from a hospital after treatment for a high fever that resulted from a foot infection. The 84-year-old singer-actor, known for his rendition of "Jimmy Crack Corn" and "Frosty the Snowman," will continue receiving antibiotics and nursing care at home, his wife said Friday.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Eastern Illinois University is honoring one of its dropouts, folk singer Burl Ives. The university named an art studio after the 81-year-old folk singer and actor, who enrolled at the college in 1929 but dropped out in his third year as his grades slipped. Ives said it felt good to be back at Eastern, despite not having a degree. He said he hoped that people who use the building will follow his example and go where their creativity takes them.
REAL ESTATE
October 1, 1989 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
Ballad singer BURL IVES and his wife, Dorothy, have sold their Montecito home and moved to Washington state. They had owned the 50-year-old, Mediterranean-style villa since 1974, when they bought it for $290,000. They sold it to a foreign buyer for $3.9 million. Ives, who is 80, has said that he wanted to move out of state to get away from the crowds and the climate, which is too dry for him.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 1987 | HERMAN WONG, Times Staff Writer
Singers Jose Feliciano and Burl Ives will headline the county's second annual Imagination Celebration Internationale concert May 10 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, organizers have nnounced. The concert will be at 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Historical and Cultural Foundation of Orange County and the Orange County Department of Education, the concert will be composed mostly of student dancers, singers and musicians from various ethnic community groups in Orange County.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 1987 | HERMAN WONG, Times Staff Writer
Singers Jose Feliciano and Burl Ives will headline the county's second annual Imagination Celebration Internationale concert May 10 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, organizers have nnounced. The concert will be at 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Historical and Cultural Foundation of Orange County and the Orange County Department of Education, the concert will be composed mostly of student dancers, singers and musicians from various ethnic community groups in Orange County.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 1986 | HERMAN WONG, Times Staff Writer
Burl Ives is not a man to easily overlook. At 76, he is still a massive presence: the familiar girth, the commanding voice, the white hair and beard that give him the look of both biblical prophet and Falstaffian rogue. This has been the Ives persona for the 40 years that he has reigned as one of America's best-known folk singers.
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