(1/17/48) Radio: Appeared (as "Nick Bianco") in a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of "Kiss of Death".
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6' 2" (1.88 m)
Did You Know?
Actually, I am a golfer. That is my real occupation. I never was an actor. Ask anybody, particularly the critics.
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, ...
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, ...