Burrud, Bill

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Burrud, Bill Gender: M
William James Burrud
born on 12 January 1925 at 20:55 (= 8:55 PM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 22°31' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 26°27 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 11°13'

Bill Burrud (and a baby elephant, 1968)


American former child actor who became a television host and producer best known for his travel programs. He coined the word "traventure" to describe the programs he produced such as the series The Open Road. In 1954 he founded Bill Burrud Productions, which would produce programs that included True Adventure, Vagabond, Wanderlust, Animal World, Islands in the Sun, Wonderful World of Women, Safari to Adventure, Treasure, and Natural Wonders. His company also produced numerous television specials.

For his many contributions to television entertainment, Burrud received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1977. He died from a heart attack in Sunset Beach, California on 12 July 1990 at the age of 65. His son John Burrud now heads the company.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1977 (Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (Terminal)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Heart attack)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Circus/ Animal acts
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (TV)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (TV)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame)