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

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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: Why'd you let Mama buy all this stuff?
Harvey 'Big Daddy' Pollitt: The human animal is a beast that must die. If he's got money, he buys and buys and buys everything he can, in the crazy hope one of those things will be life-everlasting, which it can never be. I've suddenly noticed you don't call me Big Daddy anymore. If you needed a big daddy, why didn't you come to me? If you needed someone to lean on, why Skipper? Why not me? I'm your father! Why didn't you come to your kinfolk, the people that love you?
Brick Pollitt: You don't know what love means! To you, it's just another four-letter word.
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