Burt Lancaster

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Burton Stephen "Burt" Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American film actor noted for his athletic physique, blue eyes, and distinctive smile (which he called "The Grin"). After initially building his career on "tough guy" roles Lancaster abandoned his "all-American" image in the late 1950s in favor of more complex and challenging roles, and came to be regarded as one of the best motion picture actors of his generation.

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Filmography

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Selected Burt Lancaster film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

1991
Separate But Equal (1991) (TV Movie)
John W. Davis

1990
The Phantom of the Opera (1990) (TV Movie)
Gerard Carriere

1990
Leon Klinghoffer

1989
The Jeweller

1989
The Betrothed (TV Show)
Cardinal Federigo Borromeo

1989
Cops (1989) (TV Show)
Announcer

1988
Levi Rockwell

1987
Control (1987)
Dr. Herbert Monroe

1986
Tough Guys (1986)
Harry Doyle

1986
On Wings of Eagles (1986) (TV Show)
Lieutenant Colonel Arthur E. 'Bull' Simons

1986
Geheimrat Carl Julius Deutz

1986
Barnum (1986) (TV Movie)
Phineas Taylor 'P.T.' Barnum

1985
Delbert Teschemacher

1985
Scandal Sheet (1985) (TV Movie)
Harold Fallen

1983
Local Hero (1983)
Felix Happer

1983
Maxwell Danforth

1982
Marco Polo (1982) (TV Show)
Teobaldo Visconti - Pope Gregory X

1982
Verdi (1982) (TV Show)
Narrator in American version, Narrator

1981
Bill Doolin

1981
La pelle (1981)
Gen. Mark Clark

1980
Atlantic City (1980)
Lou

1979
Zulu Dawn (1979)
Col. Durnford

1978
Maj. Asa Barker

1977
Dr. Paul Moreau

1977
Gen. Lawrence Dell

1976
1900 (1976)
Alfredo Berlinghieri the Elder

1976
Mackenzie

1976
Victory at Entebbe (1976) (TV Movie)
Shimon Peres

1974
Il Professore

1974
Jim Slade

1974
Moses the Lawgiver (1974) (TV Show)
Moses

1973
James Farrington

1973
Scorpio (1973)
Cross

1972
Ulzana's Raid (1972)
McIntosh

1971
Lawman (1971)
Bannock Marshal Jared Maddox

1971
Valdez

1970
Airport (1970)
Mel Bakersfeld

1969
Castle Keep (1969)
Maj. Abraham Falconer

1969
Mike Rettig

1968
Joe Bass

1968
The Swimmer (1968)
Ned Merrill

1967
All About People (Short Film)
Narrator

1966
Dolworth

1965
Col. Thaddeus Gearhart

1964
Gen. James Mattoon Scott

1964
The Train (1964)
Labiche

1963
Dr. Matthew Clark

1963
The Leopard (1963)
Prince Don Fabrizio Salina

1963
Cameo

1962
Robert Franklin Stroud

1961
Dr. Ernst Janning

1961
Hank Bell

1960
Elmer Gantry (1960)
Elmer Gantry

1960
Ben Zachary

1959
The Rev. Anthony Anderson

1958
Lt. Jim Bledsoe

1958
John Malcolm

1957
J.J. Hunsecker

1956
The Rainmaker (1956)
Bill Starbuck

1956
Trapeze (1956)
Mike Ribble

1955
Elias Wakefield

1955
Alvaro Mangiacavallo

1954
Apache (1954)
Massai

1954
Capt. David Dion O'Keefe, Narrator

1954
Vera Cruz (1954)
Joe Erin

1954
Red Skelton Revue (1954) (TV Show)
Guest

1953
Sgt. Milton Warden

1953
Master Gunnery Sgt. James O'Hearn

1953
Marine

1952
Doc Delaney

1952
Capt. Vallo

1951
Jim Thorpe

1951
Ten Tall Men (1951)
Sergeant Mike Kincaid

1951
Owen Daybright

1950
Mister 880 (1950)
Steve Buchanan

1950
Dardo Bartoli

1949
Criss Cross (1949)
Steve Thompson

1949
Rope of Sand (1949)
Mike Davis

1948
All My Sons (1948)
Chris Keller

1948
I Walk Alone (1948)
Frankie Madison

1948
William Earle 'Bill' Saunders

1948
Henry J. Stevenson

1947
Brute Force (1947)
Joe Collins

1947
Desert Fury (1947)
Tom Hanson

1947
Variety Girl (1947)
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Producer Credits

1974
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1972
Ulzana's Raid (1972)
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1971
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1968
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1960
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1959
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1957
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1957
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1956
Trapeze (1956)
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1955
Marty (1955)
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1954
Apache (1954)
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1954
Vera Cruz (1954)
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1952
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Quotes

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List of Burt Lancaster quotes.

Sometimes I only succeed in beating myself to death.


(on Kirk Douglas) We both came from, sort of, well, shall we say, humble beginnings. We were both young, brash, cocky, arrogant. We knew everything, were highly opinionated. We were invincible. Nobody liked us.


Sell yourself first, if you want to sell anything.


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Magazine issues featuring Burt Lancaster on the cover.
  • Burt Lancaster - Now Playing Magazine Cover [United States] (November 2013)
  • Burt Lancaster, Robert Wagner - Bravo Magazine Cover [Germany] (4 November 1956)
  • Burt Lancaster - Ses Magazine Cover [Turkey] (11 May 1968)
  • Burt Lancaster - Bolero Film Magazine [Italy] (20 November 1949)
  • Burt Lancaster - Picture Show Magazine [United Kingdom] (4 August 1956)
  • Gina Lollobrigida - Picture Show Magazine [United Kingdom] (4 August 1956)

Pictorials

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List of Burt Lancaster magazine photoshoot appearances.
  • Burt Lancaster - Celebrity Skin Magazine Pictorial [United States] (April 1995)
  • Cary Grant - Votre Beauté Magazine [France] (February 1998)
  • Clark Gable - Jeunesse Cinéma Magazine [France] (July 1965)
  • Joan Bennett - Celebrity Skin Magazine [United States] (April 1995)
  • Kirk Douglas - Cine Revue Magazine [Belgium] (28 June 1962)

Dating History

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List of Burt Lancaster relationships, in date order.

First NameBurt
Middle NameStephen
Last NameLancaster
Full Name at BirthBurton Stephen Lancaster
Age80 (age at death)
Date of BirthNovember 2, 1913
BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA
Date of DeathOctober 20, 1994
Location of DeathCentury City, California, USA
Cause of DeathHeart Failure
Height6' 2" (188 cm)
BuildAthletic
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlonde
Star SignScorpio
SexualityDISPUTED
ReligionProtestant
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolDeWitt Clinton High School, Bronx, NY (1930)
OccupationActor
Occupation CategoryActor
Claim to FameElmer Gantry
FatherJames Henry Lancaster
MotherElizabeth Roberts
FriendsJames Hill, Kirk Douglas, Fred Zinnemann, Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr

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