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Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster

Burton Steven Lancaster (November 2, 1913 - October 20, 1994) was an American actor born in New York State.

Before he started his acting career, he was an acrobat.

Awarded an Academy Award in 1960 for his most famous performance, in the title role in Elmer Gantry. The actor got his tough persona from a clean, strong jawline, earning him the sobriquet of Burt 'Granite-jaw' Lancaster.

Burt Lancaster died in 1994 and was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California.

Other films include From Here to Eternity, Airport, Atlantic City, and Field of Dreams.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Burt Lancaster Facts

Birth NameBurton Stephen Lancaster
OccupationActor
BirthdayNovember 2, 1913
SignScorpio
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Date of deathOctober 20, 1994 (age 80)
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Burt Lancaster compared to you?
Awards1992 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award
1961 Academy Awards: Best Actor (for Elmer Gantry)
1961 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (for Elmer Gantry)

Selected Filmography

Field of Dreams
Archive Movie Double Feature
Lawman
Tough Guys
Judgment at Nuremberg
Airport: The Complete Collection
Seven Days in May
War, 10-Movie Collection: The Eagle and The Hawk / The Last Outpost / Bengal Brigad / Jet Pilot / Ulzana's Raid / To Hell and Back / In Enemy Country / Raid on Rommel / Battle Hymn / Wake Island
The Unforgiven
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