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Victor Mature (1913–1999)


American leading man. Born Victor John Mature (to knife sharpener Marcellus George Mature, born Marcello Gelindo Maturi in Pinzolo, Trentino, and a Swiss-American mother, Clara Ackley) in Louisville, Kentucky, Victor Mature worked as a teenager with his father as a salesman for butcher supplies. Hoping to become an actor, he studied at the ... See full bio »

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 1984 Samson and Delilah (TV Movie)
Manoah
 1972 Every Little Crook and Nanny
Carmine Ganucci
 1968 Head
The Big Victor
 1966 After the Fox
Tony Powell
 1961 I tartari
Oleg
 1959 The Big Circus
Henry Jasper 'Hank' Whirling
 1959 The Bandit of Zhobe
Kasim Khan
 1959 Timbuktu
Mike Conway
 1958 Escort West
Ben Lassiter
 1958 China Doll
Capt. Cliff Brandon
 1958 Tank Force
Sgt. David H. Thatcher
 1957 Pickup Alley
Charles Sturgis
 1956 Zarak
Zarak Khan
 1956 The Sharkfighters
Lt. Cmdr. Ben Staves
 1956 Safari
Ken
 1955 The Last Frontier
Jed Cooper
 1955 Violent Saturday
Shelley Martin
 1954 Betrayed
'The Scarf'
 1954 Dangerous Mission
Matt Hallett
 1953 The Veils of Bagdad
Antar
 1953 Affair with a Stranger
Bill Blakeley
 1953 The Glory Brigade
Lt. Sam Pryor
 1952 Million Dollar Mermaid
James Sullivan
 1952 Something for the Birds
Steve Bennett
 1952 The Las Vegas Story
Lt. Dave Andrews
 1950 Stella
Jeff DeMarco
 1950 Wabash Avenue
Andy Clark
 1949 Red, Hot and Blue
Danny James
 1948 Fury at Furnace Creek
Cash Blackwell / Tex Cameron
 1947 Moss Rose
Michael Drego
 1942 Seven Days' Leave
Johnny Grey
 1942 Footlight Serenade
Tommy Lundy
 1942 My Gal Sal
Paul Dresser
 1942 Song of the Islands
Jefferson Harper
 1941 The Shanghai Gesture
Doctor Omar
 1940 Captain Caution
Dan Marvin
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Other Works:

(1/17/48) Radio: Appeared (as "Nick Bianco") in a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of "Kiss of Death". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Actually, I am a golfer. That is my real occupation. I never was an actor. Ask anybody, particularly the critics. See more »

Trivia:

Despite his physique and his tough guy persona, Mature was a man of many fears and phobias. Not only did he refuse to wrestle a tame movie lion for Samson and Delilah (1949) but during the jawbone battle, the wind machine kicked up some particularly violent gusts, and the Mature fled the sound stage for his dressing room, hiding in terror. According to Cecil B. DeMille biographer Charles Higham, ... See more »

Trademark:

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, ... See more »

Nickname:

The Hunk See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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