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

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

Filmography

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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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Quotes:
From Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Harvey 'Big Daddy' Pollitt: Why did you and Brick suddenly decide to drive up from New Orleans?
Margaret "Maggie" Pollitt: For your birthday, what else?
Harvey 'Big Daddy' Pollitt: I had a birthday last year and the year before that. Didn't see you then.
Margaret "Maggie" Pollitt: Well, you know how Brick is sometimes.
Harvey 'Big Daddy' Pollitt: Maybe he thought he'd be coming to my funeral, instead of my birthday.
Margaret "Maggie" Pollitt: But Brick loves you! He does!
Harvey 'Big Daddy' Pollitt: But does he love you?
Margaret "Maggie" Pollitt: What do you want, proof?
Harvey 'Big Daddy' Pollitt: If I was married to you three years, you'd have the living proof. You'd have three kids already and a fourth in the oven.
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