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Burt Lancaster (1913–1994)


Burt Lancaster, one of five children, was born in Manhattan, to Elizabeth (Roberts) and James Henry Lancaster, a postal worker. All of his grandparents were immigrants from Northern Ireland. He was a tough street kid who took an early interest in gymnastics. He joined the circus as an acrobat and worked there until he was injured. It was in the ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 25 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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 1991 Separate But Equal (TV Movie)
John W. Davis
 1990 The Phantom of the Opera (TV Movie)
Gerard Carriere
 1989 The Betrothed (TV Mini-Series)
Cardinal Federigo Borromeo
 1989 The Jeweller's Shop
The Jeweller
 1989 Cops (TV Series)
Announcer
- Broward Country, Florida (1989) ... Announcer
 1988 Rocket Gibraltar
Levi Rockwell
 1987 Control
Dr. Herbert Monroe
 1985 Little Treasure
Delbert Teschemacher
 1985 Scandal Sheet (TV Movie)
Harold Fallen
 1983 The Osterman Weekend
Maxwell Danforth
 1982 Verdi (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator in American version / Narrator
- Il vecchio mago (1982) ... Narrator in American version (voice)
- Celeste Aida (1982) ... Narrator in American version (voice)
- Gli anni difficili (1982) ... Narrator in American version (voice)
- La Signora Verdi (1982) ... Narrator in American version (voice)
- Inventare il vero (1982) ... Narrator in American version (voice)
 1981 La pelle
Gen. Mark Clark
 1980 Atlantic City
Lou
 1978 Go Tell the Spartans
Maj. Asa Barker
 1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming
Gen. Lawrence Dell
 1976 The Cassandra Crossing
Mackenzie
 1976 Victory at Entebbe (TV Movie)
Shimon Peres
 1976 1900
Alfredo Berlinghieri the Elder
 1974 Moses the Lawgiver (TV Mini-Series)
Moses
 1974 Conversation Piece
Il Professore
 1974 The Midnight Man
Jim Slade
 1973 Executive Action
James Farrington
 1973 Scorpio
Cross
 1972 Ulzana's Raid
McIntosh
 1971 Valdez Is Coming
Valdez
 1969 The Gypsy Moths
Mike Rettig
 1969 Castle Keep
Maj. Abraham Falconer
 1968 The Scalphunters
Joe Bass
 1967 All About People (Short)
Narrator
 1961 The Young Savages
Hank Bell
 1956 The Rainmaker
Bill Starbuck
 1956 Trapeze
Mike Ribble
 1955 The Kentuckian
Elias Wakefield (Big Eli)
 1954 Apache
Massai
 1954 His Majesty O'Keefe
Capt. David Dion O'Keefe / Narrator
 1953 Three Sailors and a Girl
Marine (uncredited)
 1953 South Sea Woman
Master Gunnery Sgt. James O'Hearn
 1952 The Crimson Pirate
Capt. Vallo (The Crimson Pirate)
 1951 Ten Tall Men
Sergeant Mike Kincaid
 1951 Vengeance Valley
Owen Daybright
 1950 Mister 880
Steve Buchanan
 1950 The Flame and the Arrow
Dardo Bartoli
 1948 Kiss the Blood Off My Hands
William Earle 'Bill' Saunders
 1947 Desert Fury
Tom Hanson
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Other Works:

The Rainmaker - Won Best Actor Oscar See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 7 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Hecht Hill and Lancaster | Lancaster

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

Life is to be lived within the limits of your knowledge and within the concept of what you would like to see yourself to be. See more »

Trivia:

One of his demands was that he have a high bar set up on sets and locations so he could perform acrobatics and stay in shape. See more »

Trademark:

Very distinctive, clipped manner of speaking See more »

Nickname:

Mr Muscles and Teeth

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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