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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 -- Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor and Burl Ives make this adaptation of Tennessee Williams's story about a plantation owner succumbing to cancer one of the most acclaimed movies in history.

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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: I'm ashamed, Big Daddy. That's why I'm a drunk. When I'm drunk, I can stand myself.
Harvey 'Big Daddy' Pollitt: But it's always there in the mornin', ain't it? The truth and it's here right now!
[They run outside into the rain]
Harvey 'Big Daddy' Pollitt: You're just feeling sorry for yourself; that's all it is! Self-pity!
[Inside the carport]
Harvey 'Big Daddy' Pollitt: You didn't kill Skipper. He killed himself. You and Skipper and millions like you are living in a kids' world. Playing games, touchdowns, no worries, no responsibilities. Life ain't no damn football game. Life ain't just a buncha high spots.
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