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Victor Mature

Victor Mature

Victor Mature (born Louisville 1915- died 1999) was an American film actor. He was most commonly associated with the term beefcake due to his muscular physique and stolid onscreen manner.

His first leading role was as a fur-clad caveman in One Million BC, after which he joined 20th Century Fox to star opposite actresses such as Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth. However, with the US entry into World War II, Mature entered military service.

After the war, Mature was cast by John Ford in My Darling Clementine, playing Doc Holliday opposite Henry Fonda's Wyatt Earp. For the next decade, Mature settled into playing hard-boiled characters in a range of genres such as westerns and Biblical films, such as The Robe (with Richard Burton and Jean Simmons) and the popular sequel to The Robe, Demetrius and the Gladiators (with Susan Hayward). Both films deal with the fate of the robe worn by Jesus before the crucifiction. Victor also starred with Hedy Lamarr in Cecil B. Demille's Bible epic, Samson and Delilah.

Additional films by Victor Mature include The Egyptian (1954) and Chief Crazy Horse (1955).

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Victor Mature Facts

Birth NameVictor John Mature
BirthdayJanuary 29, 1915
BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, USA
Date of deathAugust 4, 1999 (age 84)
Height6' 2½" (1m89)  How tall is Victor Mature compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Samson And Delilah
Robe, The
My Darling Clementine
I Wake Up Screaming
The Robe
After the Fox
20th Century Fox Studio Classics
The Last Frontier
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