Burl Ives bio

Birth Name: Burle Icle Ivanhoe Ives

Occupation: Folk Singer

Place Of Birth: Illinois

Date Of Birth: June14, 1909

Date Of Death: April 14, 1995

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Burl Ives was born on the 14th of June, 1909. He was best known for being a Folk Singer. Actor and folk singer known for his hit “A Little Bitty Tear.” He was also responsible for Christmas standards like “Holly Jolly Christmas.”

Burl Ives was born in Illinois. He was a dedicated Boy Scout who earned the Silver Buffalo Award. He was a student at Eastern Illinois University in the late 1920s before leaving to devote all of his time to music. In the 1950s, he was blacklisted for allegedly having communist ties.

Burl Ives was a Gemini and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Burl Ives was born in 1900s. Discover what happened on this day.

Burle Icle Ivanhoe Ives is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Burl’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Burl Ives’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Burl Ives’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Burl Ives kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Burl Ives was born in the Year of the Rooster.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME:Burle Icle Ivanhoe Ives
NICKNAME:Burl, Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives, Burl Ives



Zodiac Sign: Burl Ives was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Burl Ives was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: Burl Ives had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Burl Ives’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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