Burl Ives’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 14, 1909

Death Date

April 14, 1995

Age of Death

85 years

Cause of Death

Oral Cancer


Folk Singer

The folk singer Burl Ives died at the age of 85. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Actor and folk singer known for his hit “A Little Bitty Tear.” He was also responsible for Christmas standards like “Holly Jolly Christmas.”

He married Helen Peck Ehrich on December 6, 1945. After their divorce on February 17, 1971, he remarried to Dorothy Koster Paul on April 16, 1971.



“I went to my room and packed a change of clothes, got my banjo, and started walking down the road. Soon I found myself on the open highway headed east.” (Burl Ives)


“I stopped and gazed on the little dull man who was being paid to be a teacher of teachers. I turned and walked to the door, slammed it closed with a bang, and broken glass crashed to the floor. There was uproar behind me in the class, which did not interest me at all.” (Burl Ives)


“How I longed to see these things; how I longed to see the Liberty Bell and walk on the streets where Thomas Jefferson, Tom Paine and Benjamin Franklin had walked.” (Burl Ives)