Raymond Burr adopted 25 kids during last 40 years of his secretive life

Raymond Burr rose to become one of Hollywood’s most beloved actors. The Canadian appeared in more than 90 productions throughout his life, including Rear Window and A Cry in the Night. Of course, he primarily rose to fame through the role of Perry Mason in the crime drama with the same name.

While Burr solved mysteries and crimes on television, his private life was a big mystery itself. The actor, in fact, lived a secret life as a homosexual. At the time, that alone could have tragically ended his career had it became known to the public.