(10/28/48) Radio: Appeared (as "Nick Bianco") in a "Screen Guild Theatre" broadcast of "Kiss of Death".
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6' 2" (1.88 m)
Did You Know?
I'm an emotional actor. When I'm doing a scene, I really believe it. I live the part as long as I'm in the scene.
In her autobiography, Esther Williams
details a passionate affair she had with Mature during the filming of Million Dollar Mermaid
(1952). According to Williams, her marriage was on the rocks, she needed love and Mature provided all she wanted.
Making use of his powerful physique, he became associated with "beefcake" scenes involving bondage and torture. In "Samson and Delilah" (1949) he was blinded and forced to turn a gristmill. In "The Robe" (1953) he suffered while stretched out on a torture-table inside a Roman dungeon. In "Zarak" (1957) he endured two separate floggings. In "Timbuktu" (1959) he found himself staked out, ...