Originally posted on May 26, 2020 @ 3:17 pm
No one became an overnight sensation though it happens gradually. If you have dreamed of becoming a successful actor or actress, then you need a lot of hard work, dedication, and patience. Similarly, Bill Burr is a comedian who has been so consistently hilarious and passionate about his jokes. Bill Burr is best known for playing Patrick Kuby in the AMC hit crime drama series, Breaking Bad.
But not everyone gets fame and fortune like Bruce Wills and Tom Hanks. Likewise, Bill Burr’s brother, Robert Burr, was a stage actor and had played many of Shakespeare’s famous drama. Despite spending years in the acting fields, he couldn’t succeed in gaining fame and wealth like his brother.
Robert Burr Was a Boxer
Robert Edward Burr was born on March 5, 1992, in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. He grew up in his hometown, along with his brother, Bill Burr. He is of Irish and German ancestry. Surprisingly the details of the names of his parents and siblings are not revealed to the media. It might be due to his private nature.
He held the nationality of America. After high school graduation, Robert got a boxing scholarship at Colgate University. With a muscular physique, Burr was a top-rated amateur boxer at the time. As the college finished, he decided not to pursue his career in boxing.
Robert Burr Died at Age 78
Robert Burr was one of the American interpreters of Shakespeare who died on May 13, 2000, at his Los Angeles home. His son Robert Jr confirmed the death news of him. He said that his father, Robert Burr died of Emphysema. By the time he was 78 and lived in Los Angeles. The disease Emphysema is a lung condition that causes shortness of breath.
He had been survived by his wife, Jacqueline, and five children. It had been ten years since he left the world.
Burr Made His Debut in Film Industry in 1951
Robert turned his gloves to pursue his career in acting. The veteran actor started his acting after World War II. Eventually, he made his first on-screen appearance in the 1951 film The Cradle Will Rock as a chorus member.
Burr’s career was sidetracked when he left to fly helicopters as a Marine pilot in the Korean War; fortunately, he survived three crash landings. He returned to his city life and starred in supporting and small roles in Shakespeare plays and modern works in the 19050s in New York.
In the early 50s, Burr was a Citizen in Romeo and Juliet at the Broadhurst Theatre. In 1956, Robert was a servant t Cornwall in Orson’s Welles’ King Lear at City Center.
Robert Played a Lead Role in Hamlet
His career took off after he played a leading character at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre with Richard Burton as Hamlet a second time at the Delacorte Theater in central park. Aside from acting, Robert supported himself and his family by working in a frozen food factory.
For his performance, the audience gave him a standing ovation. Also, Burton addressed the audience at his performance that Mr. Burr had performed one of the most difficult tasks in acting.
He again stepped down for the Hamlet role in Central Park after Alfred Ryder came down with laryngitis. In three hours of rehearsal, he took over the role and then never let it go. The performance helped to earn Burr’s reputation, and Mr. Papp rewarded him with the title role in “Coriolanus.” Further, the New York Times called Mr. Burr, “a performer of virile power and smashing intensity.”
The late actor’s other ha a long list of classical and contemporary credits that include The Royal Hunt of the Sun, The Wars of the Roses, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dea, Bajour, King John, Henry IV, Titus Andronicus and many more. Also, the actor starred in television and film opposite Shirley MacLaine in 1972, The Possession of Joel Delaney.
Robert Was Married to Jacqueline Brinton
Robert has been married to his wife Jacqueline Briton since 2000. The wedding date and venue haven’t been still mysterious. It seemed like the two had been together for quite a long time. She is the widow of Robert Burr.
His wife, Jacqueline, is an actress and director. She is well known for her role in 1987 A Return to Salem’s Lot and 2005 movie, Living ’til the End. She Played a brief role as Madame Futura in Living’ til the End. Jacquline lives in Los Angeles, California, with her kids, but none knows how she looks like and what does she do for a living.
On the other hand, his brother Bill Burr also leads a happy married life with wife Nia Renee Hill and has one daughter by the name of Lola Burr. So, while Robert may not come close to Bill Burr’s net worth or career, he certainly had an equally happy marriage and family life during his lifetime.
Burr and Brinton Shared Five Children
Burr had five children with his widow wife. He had two sons, Robert Jr., Britt, and three daughters, Juliet, Elizabeth and Laura. His three kids, Britt, Elizabeth, and Laura, live in New York while Robert resides in Hewitt, New Jersey, and Juliet, lives in California.
His son Robert Jr walked into his footstep and became an actor. Robert Jr even played in a few Shakespeare drama along with his father. His son, Robert Jr, played Coriolanus’s son in the theater, Coriolanus.
How Much Was Robert Burr’s Net Worth At The Time of His Death?
Robert struggled a lot to establish as one of the prominent actors in Broadway productions. It also dabbled in several films and televisions. However, the net worth of the late actor, Robert Burr, is still under the radar. Whatever he had earned throughout his career, he left for his wife and kids. On the other hand, his brother, Bill Burr’s net worth is believed to be $12 million.