New York City, New York, USA
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Century City, California, USA
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Burt Lancaster was one of five children born to a New York City postal worker. He was a tough street kid who took an early interest in gymnastics. He joined the circus as an acrobat and worked there until he was injured. It was in the Army during WW II that he was introduced to the USO and acting. His first film was The Killers (1946), and that made him a star. He was a self-taught actor who learned the business as he went along. He set up his own production company in 1948 with Harold Hecht and James Hill to direct his career. He played many different roles in pictures as varied as The Crimson Pirate (1952), From Here to Eternity (1953), Elmer Gantry (1960) and Atlantic City (1980).
His production company, Hecht-Hill-Lancaster, produced the such films as Paddy Chayefsky`s Marty (1955) (Oscar winner 1955) and The Catered Affair (1956). In the 1980s he appeared as a supporting player in a number of movies, such as Local Hero (1983) and Field of Dreams (1989). However, it will be the sound of his voice, the way that he laughed, and the larger-than-life characters he played that will always be remembered.
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DeWitt Clinton High School, Bronx, NY (1930)
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Burton Stephen Lancaster
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James Hill, Kirk Douglas, Fred Zinnemann, Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr
James Henry Lancaster
Burton Stephen "Burt" Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American film actor noted for his athletic physique, blue eyes, and distinctive smile (which he called "The Grin"). After initially building his career in "tough guy" roles, Lancaster abandoned his all-American image in the late 1950s in favor of more complex and challenging roles, and came to be regarded as one of the best motion picture actors in history.
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passed away on 20th Oct 1994 aged 80. |||
Burt Lancaster passed away on 20th Oct 1994 aged 80.
Burt Lancaster was previously married to Susie Scherer (1990 - 1994), Susan Martin (1990 - 1994), Norma Anderson (1945 - 1969) and June Ernst (1935 - 1946).
He was also in relationships with Marlene Dietrich (1961), Shelley Winters (1961), Yvonne De Carlo (1948), Gina Lollobrigida, Cynthia Myers and Katy Jurado.
Burt Lancaster is rumoured to have hooked up with Deborah Kerr (1953) and Marlon Brando.
Burt Lancaster had 5 children, Joanna, Jimmy (70), bill (68), Susan (67) and Sighle (62).
Burt Lancaster is a 80 year old American Actor. Born Burton Stephen Lancaster on 2nd November, 1913 in New York City, New York, USA and educated at DeWitt Clinton High School, Bronx, NY (1930), he is famous for Elmer Gantry in a career that spans 1945–91. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.
Burt Lancaster was in 18 on-screen matchups, notably with Ann Blyth in Brute Force (1947), Ava Gardner in The Killers (1946), Barbara Stanwyck in Sorry, Wrong Number (1948), Astrid Heeren in Castle Keep (1969) and Deborah Kerr in From Here to Eternity (1953).
Burt Lancaster is a member of the following lists:
American people of Northern Irish descent,
African-Americans' civil rights activists and
Male Western (genre) film actors.
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