How tall was Burl Ives

Burl Ives Height

6ft 0 (182.9 cm)

American actor and folk-singer best remembered for roles in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Big Country, East of Eden, The Spiral Road, Our Man in Havana, Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon, Just You and Me, Kid, Day of the Outlaw and Summer Magic. In Obituaries in 1995 he was described as "Six feet tall and weighing 270 pounds."

Burl Ives (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) 1958

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Average Guess (4 Votes)
5ft 10.5in (179.1cm)
greg lehmann said on 21/Oct/18
While 6' Burl Ives was 245 pounds,I best remember him for his narration of Rudolph The Red Nosed Reinderr and his Best Supporting Actor Oscar he nabbed for The Big Country showed he could work any movie genre with winning results! (The theme for "The Big Country" was later used on "Laramie.")
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Sep/15
6ft, 270lbs is Gandolfini/Goodman type big.
Weeknd said on 9/Sep/15
Wow, 6'0 270 pounds. Too big to be a NFL linebacker
Sam said on 29/Aug/15
Yeah, thanks for adding...accurate listing. Although already at 10 listings for him, for my childhood and probably others he is probably best remembered as the voice of the snowman/narrator in Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer.
Rampage(-_- 🍀 -_-)Clover said on 24/Aug/15
Great add!
Arch Stanton said on 23/Aug/15
Actually I thought he held himself well with Chuck Connors. Still looked a big guy next to him. I could have bought near 6'1".
Arch Stanton said on 23/Aug/15
Great addition Rob, thanks. Asked for him a while back. Can you squeeze in The Spiral Road, Our Man in Havana, Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon and Just You and Me, Kid. IMO he is what made The Big Country a classic above a very good western film. Great in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof too, though I thought the film was overrated.

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