Burt Lancaster Biography

Birthday: 1913-11-02
Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Wiki Biography: Burt Lancaster was one of five children born to a New York City postal worker. He was a tough street kid who took an early interest in gymnastics. He joined the circus as an acrobat and worked there until he was injured. It was in the Army during WW II that he was introduced to the USO and acting. His first film was The Killers (1946), and that made him a star. He was a self-taught actor who learned the business as he went along. He set up his own production company in 1948 with Harold Hecht and James Hill to direct his career. He played many different roles in pictures as varied as The Crimson Pirate (1952), From Here to Eternity (1953), Elmer Gantry (1960) and Atlantic City (1980). His production company, Hecht-Hill-Lancaster, produced the such films as Paddy Chayefsky's Marty (1955) (Oscar winner 1955) and The Catered Affair (1956). In the 1980s he appeared as a supporting player in a number of movies, such as Local Hero (1983) and Field of Dreams (1989). However, it will be the sound of his voice, the way that he laughed, and the larger-than-life characters he played that will always be remembered.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
From Here to Eternity Sgt. Milton Warden 1953 Drama
The Professionals Bill Dolworth 1966 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Brute Force 1947 Crime, Drama
All My Sons Chris Keller 1948
I Walk Alone 1948 Crime, Drama
Sorry, Wrong Number Henry Stevenson 1948 Drama, Thriller
Criss Cross Steve Thompson 1949
The Flame and the Arrow 1950 0
Mister 880 Steve Buchanan 1950
Vengeance Valley 1951 0
Ten Tall Men Sgt. Mike Kincaid 1951 0, 0
Come Back, Little Sheba Doc Delaney 1952 Biography
The Crimson Pirate 1952 0
From Here to Eternity Sgt. Milton Warden 1953 Drama, Romance
Vera Cruz Joe Erin 1954 Adventure
The Kentuckian 1955 Drama
The Rose Tattoo Alvaro Mangiacavallo 1955
Trapeze 1956
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Marshal Wyatt Earp 1957
Sweet Smell of Success J.J. Hunsecker 1957 Drama
Separate Tables John Malcolm 1958
Run Silent, Run Deep Lt. Jim Bledsoe 1958 0
Elmer Gantry Elmer Gantry 1960
The Unforgiven Ben Zachary 1960 Drama, Romance
The Young Savages Hank Bell 1961
Judgment at Nuremberg Dr. Ernst Janning 1961 Drama, History
Birdman of Alcatraz Robert Franklin Stroud 1962
Seven Days in May Gen. James Mattoon Scott 1964 0, Game Show
The Hallelujah Trail 1965 Comedy
A Child Is Waiting Dr. Matthew Clark 1965 Drama
The Professionals Bill Dolworth 1966 Action
The Scalphunters 1968 0, 0
The Swimmer Ned Merrill 1968 Drama
The Gypsy Moths 1969 Action, Drama, Romance
Airport Mel Bakersfeld 1970 Drama, Thriller
Valdez Is Coming 1971
Executive Action 1973 0, 0
Scorpio Cross 1973 0, 0
Moses the Lawgiver Moses 1975 Drama
The Cassandra Crossing 1976 Game Show
Victory at Entebbe Shimon Peres 1976 Action, Drama, History
Twilight's Last Gleaming Lawrence Dell 1977
Go Tell the Spartans 1978 Drama
Atlantic City 1981 Crime, Drama, Romance
Local Hero Felix Happer 1983 Comedy, Drama
The Osterman Weekend 1983 Action, Crime, Drama
Little Treasure Delbert Teschemacher 1985 Biography, 0, 0
Tough Guys Harry Doyle 1986 Comedy
Il giorno prima Dr. Herbert Monroe 1987 Drama, Thriller
Rocket Gibraltar 1988 0
Field of Dreams Dr. Archibald 'Moonlight' Graham 1989 0, 0
The Jeweller's Shop The Jeweller 1990 Drama, Mystery, Romance