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Delta throwback: Thanking 'Ironside'

His Ironside TV series ran from 1967 to 1975
Raymond Burr with Cyril White in 1972.

Let’s check out the March 1972 pages of the Optimist where an article highlighted an appreciation given to B.C.-born actor Raymond Burr.

The TV star of Ironside, the story of a disabled police chief (the disabled were still referred as a handicap) was also the star of a new series of Workmen’s Compensation Board (WCB) television and radio messages hiring disabled workers.

In appreciation of his cooperation, Cyril Whiter, chairman of WCB, presented Burr with a set of cuff links.

Burr would continue acting through the years, even reprising his role as Perry Mason in TV movies. He died in 1993.