Sign in. William Talman is best known for his role as Hamilton Burger, the district attorney who perpetually lost to Perry Mason in the long-running series Perry Mason Talman was an accomplished screenwriter and stage and screen actor, and appeared in numerous roles on television as a character actor from the mid-'50s until his death from lung cancer in August of He was born William Whitney Talman Jr.
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He was prominently involved in multiple charitable endeavors, such as working on behalf of the United Service Organizations. Burr's early acting career included roles on Broadway, radio, television and in film, usually as the villain. His portrayal of the suspected murderer in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Rear Window is regarded as his best-known film role; although he is also remembered for his role in the Americanized version of the first Godzilla film. He won two Emmy Awards, in and , for the role of Perry Mason, which he played for nine seasons — and reprised in a series of 26 television films — After Burr's death from cancer in , his personal life came into question, as many details of his known biography appeared to be unverifiable.