David Burns (actor)
June 22, 1902|
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
|Died||March 12, 1971
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Life and career
He made his Broadway debut in 1921 in Polly Preferred and went to London with the show in 1924. His first musical was Face the Music in 1932, and Cole Porter's Nymph Errant (1933) was his London debut. He appeared in many comedies and musicals over an almost 50-year career.
He won two Tony Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, for his performances as "Mayor Shinn" in The Music Man (1958) and as "Senex" in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1963).
Burns won an Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor – Drama Series for his role of Mr. Solomon in the 1971 TV special (Hallmark Hall of Fame) The Price by Arthur Miller.
Awards and nominations
|1958||Tony Award||Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical||The Music Man||Won|
|1963||A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum||Won|
|1966||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||The Trials of O'Brien||Nominated|
|1971||Hallmark Hall of Fame||Won|
|Tony Award||Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical||Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen||Nominated|
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