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Big Daddy (Character)
from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof -- Thrilling performances by Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, and Burl Ivesmake this adaptation of Tennessee Williams' story about a wealthyplantation owner succumbing to cancer…

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Big Daddy is the father of Brick and father-in-law of Maggie... See more »
Alternate Names:
Big Daddy Pollitt


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  1. "French and Saunders"
        - Episode #2.6 (1988) TV episode, Played by Robbie Coltrane
  2. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984) (TV) Played by Rip Torn
    ... aka "American Playhouse: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" - USA (anthology series)

  3. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976) (TV) Played by Laurence Olivier

  4. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) Played by Burl Ives (as Big Daddy Pollitt)
Archive Footage:
  1. "Qwerty"
        - Episode #3.3 (2008) TV episode, Played by Burl Ives
  2. "American Masters"
        - Tennessee Williams: Orpheus of the American Stage (1994) TV episode, Played by Burl Ives

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From Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Brick Pollitt: [Offering Big Daddy morphine] It'll kill the pain, that's all.
Harvey 'Big Daddy' Pollitt: [Wincing with pain] It'll kill the senses too! You... you got pain - at least you know you're alive.
Harvey 'Big Daddy' Pollitt: - It's easin' somewhat now. When you got pain, it's better to judge yourself of a lot of things. I'm not gonna stupify myself with that stuff. I wanna think clear. I want to see everything, and I want to feel everything. Then I won't mind goin'. I've got the guts to die. What I want to know - do you have the guts to live?
Brick Pollitt: I don't know.
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