Burl Ives (June 14, 1909 - April 14, 1995) was an American actor, writer, and folk music singer who is well known for voicing Sam the Snowman in the 1964 TV special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

He appeared in several live-action Disney films, including So Dear to My Heart (as Uncle Hiram) and Summer Magic (as Osh Popham). He also provided the voice of Sam the Eagle in the former America Sings attraction at Disneyland. He was considered to voice Baloo in The Jungle Book before Phil Harris was chosen and was also considered the role as Calvin Bower in The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band.

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