Burt Lancaster

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Movie Actor
Date of Birth November 2, 1913
Place of Birth New York City, New York
Date of Death Oct 20, 1994 (80)
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Burt Lancaster

Burton Stephen Lancaster was an American actor and producer. Initially known for playing "tough guys" with a tender streak, he went on to achieve success with more complex and challenging roles over a 45-year career in film and, later, television. He was a four-time nominee for the Academy Award for Best Actor, and also winning two BAFTA Awards and one Golden Globe Award for Best Lead Actor. Lancaster performed as a circus acrobat in the 1930s. After serving in World War II, the 32-year-old Lancaster landed a role in a Broadway play and drew the attention of a Hollywood agent. His breakthrough role was the film noir The Killers in 1946 alongside Ava Gardner. A critical success, it launched both of their careers. In 1953, Lancaster played the illicit lover of Deborah Kerr in the military drama From Here to Eternity. A box office smash, it won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and landed a Best Actor nomination for Lancaster.

Born: Burton Stephen Lancaster, November 2, 1913, Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Died: October 20, 1994, Century City, California, U.S.
Occupation: Actor, producer
Years active: 1935–1991
Political party: Democratic
Spouse(s): June Ernst, (m. 1935, div. 1946), (5 Children)
Children: 5, including Bill Lancaster
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About Burt Lancaster

Actor who played a dramatic role in the 1953 film, From Here to Eternity. His other films include Trapeze, Sweet Smell of Success, and Atlantic City.

Before Fame

He met his future performance partner, Nick Cravat, at age nine. Their friendship led to acrobatic duo acts and local theater productions.


He won a Golden Globe Award for his role in Birdman of Alcatraz.

Family Life

He had five children with his second wife, Norma Anderson. He was married to his third wife, Susan Martin, from 1990 until his death.


He became one of the greatest male stars of all time, along with Marlon Brando.

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