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Nick Cravat (1912–1994)

Long-time circus acrobatic partner of Burt Lancaster (performing as "Lang & Cravat") may have been short on stature, but he was big on athletic prowess and highly enjoyable to watch on-screen. According to reports, Cravat was as strong as a bull. When he lost his cool, it took several men to hold him back. Cravat appeared with Lancaster in nine ... See full bio »

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 1974 The Midnight Man
 1972 Ulzana's Raid
 1971 Valdez Is Coming
Gang Member (uncredited)
 1970 Airport
Nick Valli - Passenger (uncredited)
 1969 The Outcasts (TV Series)
- The Glory Wagon (1969)
 1968 The Scalphunters
 1968 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
- A Fish Story (1968) ... Gil
 1967 The Way West
 1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
- The Night of the Gypsy Peril (1967) ... Gypsy (uncredited)
 1965 Cat Ballou
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
- Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (1963) ... Gremlin (uncredited)
 1959 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
- The Naked Truth (1959) ... Lotsie
 1958 Run Silent Run Deep
 1957 The Story of Mankind
Devil's Apprentice
 1956 The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (TV Series)
- Dr. Fu Manchu's Raid (1956) ... (uncredited)
 1955 The Big Knife
Nick (uncredited)
 1955 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
- Davy Crockett at the Alamo (1955) ... Bustedluck
 1954 3 Ring Circus
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
- Mungahra (1954)
 1953 The Veils of Bagdad
 1952 The Crimson Pirate
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Munghara (1952)
 1951 Ten Tall Men
Disgruntled Riff (uncredited)
 1950 The Flame and the Arrow
 1950 The File on Thelma Jordon
Reporter (uncredited)
 1949 My Friend Irma
Mushie (uncredited)
Show Show Stunts (6 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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5' 4" (1.63 m)

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Before his Hollywood acting carrier Nick Cravat also worked in the circus with one Kurt Funk in a rolla-bolla duo act known as the Saxons. He and Kurt partnered with Burt Lancaster in a perch-pole Balancing act where Nick, as bottom man, balanced Burt and Kurt on his forehead atop a ten foot perch-pole. See more »

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