- Samuel Willard Crompton
Burr, Raymond (21 May 1917–12 September 1993), actor, was born Raymond William Stacy Burr in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, the son of William Johnston Burr, a Canadian hardware dealer, and Minerva Smith, an American pianist and music teacher. Burr’s early years were spent in an unusual mixture of privilege and privation. Traveling at a young age with his parents and later with his maternal grandfather, he was exposed to other cultures and languages, notably Chinese. At the same time, Burr suffered emotionally from the separation of his parents when he was five or six years old. His mother brought Burr and his two younger siblings to Vallejo, California, while his father remained in British Columbia....