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. H...
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'Susan Martin' (10 September 1991 - 20 October 1994) (his death)
'Norma Anderson' (28 December 1946 - July 1969) (divorced); 5 children
'June Ernst' (1935 - December 1946) (divorced)
A killer smile, which he called "The Grin"
A great physique, of which director John Frankenheimer said,"Nobody ever looked like Burt Lancaster inThe Crimson Pirate (1952) ."
His movies often reflected his very liberal political beliefs.
Roles in westerns.
Very distinctive, clipped manner of speaking.
(1995) Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in filmhistory (#100).
(1930) Graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in New York
(October 1997) Ranked #85 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 MovieStars of All Time" list.
Started out as a circus performer.
Father of actor/writer Bill Lancaster (I).
Radio episode: Lux Radio Theatre/ep. title, Broken Arrow/aired Jan. 22, 1951
Radio episode: Suspense/ep. title, The Big Shot/aired Sept. 09, 1948
Ed Andreychuk. _Burt Lancaster: A Filmography and Biography._ Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2000.ISBN 0786404361
Robyn Karney. _Burt Lancaster: A Singular Man._ Trafalgar Square Publishing,
Allan Hunter. _Burt Lancaster: The Man and His Movies._ 1984.
Minty Clinch. _Burt Lancaster._ N: Stein & Day, 1985.
Gary Fishgall. _Against Type._ New York: Scribner's`, 1995.
Most people seem to think I'm the kind of guy who shaves with ablowtorch. Actually I'm bookish and worrisome.
[on being a director] It's the best job in the picture business becausewhen you're a director, you're God. And you know that's the best job intown.
Life is to be lived within the limits of your knowledge and within theconcept of what you would like to see yourself to be.
[speaking in 1983] Tits and sand - that's what we used to call sex andviolence in Hollywood.
I don't know why Airport (1970) was nominated for any Oscars -it's the biggest piece of junk ever.
From Here to Eternity (1953): $120,000.00Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977): $750,000.00The Killers (1946): $20,000.00The Young Savages (1961): $150,000.00Brute Force (1947): $45,000.00Birdman of Alcatraz (1962): $150,000.00The Train (1964): $150,000.00The Hallelujah Trail (1965): $150,000.00
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