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Victor Mature Overview:

Legendary actor, Victor Mature, was born Victor John Mature on Jan 29, 1913 in Louisville, KY. Mature died at the age of 86 on Aug 4, 1999 in Rancho Santa Fe, CA and was laid to rest in Saint Michael Cemetery in Louisville, KY.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Mature was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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By shadowsandsatin on Jan 28, 2013 From Shadows and Satin

Victor, you beefcake . . . On January 29, 2013, ? that ?King of Beefcake?, that ?Beautiful Hunk of a Man? ? would have turned 100 years old (or 98 or 101, depending on which source you believe). Although he was known to legions of fans for such Biblical epics as Samson and Delilah (194... Read full article


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Victor Mature Quotes:

Samson: Your arms were quicksand. Your kiss was death. The name Delilah will be an everlasting curse on the lips of men.


Nick Bianco: What happened? You came here to tell me what happened. Why did you change your mind? Scared of hurting me? Look, Nettie... I'm the kind of guy you can't hurt. It doesn't matter.


[Horemheb is praticing his archery when a stranger's arrow hits his target. He spins around and sees Princess Baketamon]
Horemheb: Your Highness shoots well for a woman.
Baketamon: A child's game. I see one promotion.
Horemheb: Why not? A real soldier here is like a falcon among sparrows.


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Victor's father Marcello Gelindo Mature, a knife sharpener and cutler, was born in 1877 in the town of Pinzolo, in the Italian Tyrolean region of Trentino which was then under the rule of Austria-Hungary, and returned under Italian sovereignty in 1918 after WW I. His family emigrated to the US with his brothers in 1912, and settled in Louisville, Kentucky where he was born.

Although several sources suggest that Mature's family name was originally Maturi, United States and Austrian birth, immigration, census and other records, as well as Victor Mature himself, are quite clear that as of 1877, the family name was Mature.

A false story has circulated that George Reeves auditioned for the role of Samson in Samson and Delilah (1949), but lost the role to Mature. Supposedly, he was given the role of "Wounded Messenger" at the recommendation of Mature, who was very loyal to his friends from his student days at the Pasadena Community Playhouse. The fact is that Reeves was never under consideration for the role of Samson. However, many of the smaller roles in the film were played by Mature's friends from Pasadena.

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