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5) Perry Mason creator, Erle Stanley Gardner, selected Raymond Burr to portray his famous fictitious defense lawyer when the actor came to audition for the part of Hamilton Burger, the prosecuting attorney.

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6) Reportedly suffered eye strain from having to look up from his wheelchair as Ironside.

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Eight) Raymond Burr recreated his Perry Mason role nearly 20 years after the original series ended in "Perry Mason Returns".

He appeared in 26 of these made-for-TV 95 minute films from 1985 until his death in 1993.

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9.)  He owned an island in the South Pacific and named it Naitamba.  For a while, he even lived on the island.

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2) Cary is the top classic actor screwball comedy leading man. He set the standard in:

"Bringing Up Baby", "My Favorite Wife", "The Awful Truth" and "His Girl Friday". 

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5. When Cary (who was at the time going by his real name Archie) was 14 he forged his dad's signature on a letter about himself to a leader/owner of a comedy troupe that young Archie desperately wanted to join.  

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6. Pauline Kael wrote in The New Yorker that Cary Grant may be the most seduced man in history, meaning that he's usually the sexually pursued character  in movies, not the pursuer.

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8.  When he was nine his mother was sent to a mental institution where she would remain for years.  He was not told the truth about his mother's absence.   Grant did not see her again until he was in his late 20's.  

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20 minutes ago, Peebs said:

8.  When he was nine his mother was sent to a mental institution where she would remain for years.  He was not told the truth about his mother's absence.   Grant did not see her again until he was in his late 20's.  

I believed he was told his mother was dead.

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10.  Cary became an avivd baseball fan after trying to play it for the first time when he first came to the U.S in the early 20s. (he thought it was like cricket bless him). 

 

Next: Dean Martin 

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2. Despite being born and raised in Ohio , Dino's first language was Italian having not starting to learn English until the age of 5 when he started school.

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3.  He and Jerry Lewis worked together for 11 years making 16 movies.  

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4. having dropped out of high school his sophomore year (10th grade), Dino had gotten odd end jobs from typical jobs like milkman, gas station attendant etc.. to some illegal jobs like delivering bootleg alcohol, dealing cards, etc. 

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6) Dean won a bet with his son by becoming a number one top 40 recording artist in the middle of Beatlemania with an old favorite, "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime".

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