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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:

Messalina: Why did you run? I don't think you're a coward. You had no real chance of escaping, you must have known that!
Demetrius: This is a place where men are trained to kill each other like animals!
Messalina: And men aren't animals?
Demetrius: No!
Messalina: We admire a magnificent animal who fights. Why not a man who fights ?
Demetrius: Because God did not put man on earth to destroy his own kind. Nor a woman to enjoy their agonies as they die.


Demetrius: Make Pilate understand that if he stains his hands with his blood, he's worse than a murderer.


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


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Victor Mature Facts
Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 389-390. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

In Zarak (1956) he played perhaps the only title character in the movies to be flogged to death.

Was originally going to star with Robert Wagner and Debra Paget in The Proud Ones (1956).

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