Burton Stephen Lancaster
|Born||Nov 2, 1913|
New York City, NY
|Died||Oct 20, 1994|
Century City, CA
|Age||Died at 81|
|Final Resting PlaceWestwood Memorial Park|
|Job||Actor, director, producer|
|Top Roles||Dr. Ernst Janning, John Malcolm, Ole 'Swede' Andreson, Alvaro Mangiacavallo, Doc Delaney|
|Top Genres||Drama, Romance, Action, Western, Film Adaptation, Comedy|
|Top Topics||Book-Based, Romance (Drama), Based on Play|
|Top Collaborators||Harold Hecht (Producer), Hal B. Wallis (Producer), John Frankenheimer (Director), Edward Lewis (Producer)|
|Shares birthday with||Alice Brady, Ann Rutherford, Tim Whelan see more..|
Burt Lancaster Overview:
Legendary actor, Burt Lancaster, was born Burton Stephen Lancaster on Nov 2, 1913 in New York City, NY. Lancaster died at the age of 81 on Oct 20, 1994 in Century City, CA and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.
MINI BIO:Muscular, fair-haired American actor with flashing smile tinged with menace. A former circus acrobat - and remarkably nimble for such a big man - he developed a taste for acting in wartime troop shows. Although he started in black thrillers, he became best known in swashbucklers, swinging spectacularly around on ropes. Some regret the drift into excessive seriousness that followed, although he did win an Oscar in 1960 for his fire-eating preacher in Elmer Gantry and was also nominated for From Here to Eternity, Birdman of Alcatraz, and, many years later, Atlantic City USA. Died from a heart attack. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Burt Lancaster was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actor for Elmer Gantry (as Elmer Gantry) in 1960.
|1953||Best Actor||From Here to Eternity (1953)||Sgt. Milton Warden||Nominated|
|1960||Best Actor||Elmer Gantry (1960)||Elmer Gantry||Won|
|1962||Best Actor||Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)||Robert Stroud||Nominated|
|1981||Best Actor||Atlantic City (1980)||Lou||Nominated|
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.
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Burt Lancaster Quotes:
Bill Dolworth: That Chiquita. She can lick a whole regiment, but she can't dance worth a lick.
Ned Merrill: Pool by pool, they form a river all the way to our house.
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