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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Burt Lancaster died on 20th October, 1994. His last relationship was with Susan Martin, they were married for 3 years.
During his life he was married to Susan Martin from 1991 to 1994, Susie Scherer from 1990 to 1994, Norma Anderson from 1946 to 1969 and June Ernst from 1935 to 1946.
He also dated Marlene Dietrich in 1961, Shelley Winters in 1961, Yvonne De Carlo in 1948, Gina Lollobrigida, Katy Jurado and Cynthia Myers.
Burt Lancaster was rumored to have hooked up with Deborah Kerr in 1953 and Marlon Brando.
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