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The best-known incarnation of Perry Mason came in the form of a CBS TV series simply titled Perry Mason which ran from 1957 to 1966, with Raymond Burr in the title role. Also starring were Barbara Hale as Della Street, William Hopper as Paul Drake, William Talman as Hamilton Burger, and Ray Collins as Lt. Tragg.
Perry Mason is a fictional character, a criminal defense lawyer who is the main character in works of detective fiction written by Erle Stanley Gardner. Perry Mason is featured in more than 80 novels and short stories, most of which involve a client’s murder trial. Typically, Mason establishes his client’s innocence by implicating another character, who then confesses.
The character of Perry Mason was adapted for motion pictures and a long-running radio series. These were followed by its best-known adaptation, the CBS television series Perry Mason (1957–66) starring Raymond Burr. There were 30 Perry Mason television films that ran from 1985 to 1995, with Burr reprising the role of Mason in 26 of them prior to his death in 1993.
The Perry Mason series ranks third in the top ten best selling book series. In 2015 the American Bar Association‘s publishing imprint, Ankerwycke, began reissuing Gardner’s Perry Mason books, which had been out of print in the United States.
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