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Victor Mature (1913–1999)


American leading man Victor John Mature was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Clara P. (Ackley) and Marcellus George Mature, a cutler and knife sharpener. His father, born Marcello Gelindo Maturi in Pinzolo, Trentino, was Italian, and his mother was of Swiss-German and German descent. Mature worked as a teenager with his father as a salesman for ... See full bio »

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Known For

My Darling Clementine
My Darling Clementine Doc Holliday
(1946)
Kiss of Death
Kiss of Death Nick Bianco
(1947)
The Robe
The Robe Demetrius
(1953)
Samson and Delilah
(1949)

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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
 1966 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Sparks
- Deadly Creature Below! (1966) ... Sparks (uncredited)
 1961 I tartari
Oleg
 1959 The Big Circus
Henry Jasper 'Hank' Whirling
 1959 The Bandit of Zhobe
Kasim Khan
 1958 Timbuktu
Mike Conway
 1958 Escort West
Ben Lassiter
 1958 China Doll
Capt. Cliff Brandon
 1958 Tank Force
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 Footlight Serenade
Tommy Lundy
 1942 Song of the Islands
Jefferson Harper
 1941 The Shanghai Gesture
Doctor Omar
 1940 Captain Caution
Dan Marvin
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Other Works:

(3/29/51) Radio: Appeared (as "Nick Bianco") in a "Screen Guild Theatre" broadcast of "Kiss of Death". See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

If you're so concerned about fucking privacy, don't become a fucking actor! 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)--a film that Groucho Marx famously said he would not go to see because "the leading man's tits are bigger than the leading lady's"--but during the jawbone battle, the wind machine kicked up some particularly violent gusts, ... 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:

Beautiful Hunk of Man See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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