Perry Mason with Paul Drake. TV series. 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 - Raymond Burr (Perry)...Barbara Hale (Della Street, secretary)... William Hopper (Paul Drake, investigator) - longest running lawyer show in American television history - original run lasted nine years and its success in both syndication and made-for-television movies confirm its impressive stamina. Mason's fans include lawyers and judges who were influenced by this series to enter their profession.
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