November 2, 1913
October 20, 1994
6 ft 1 in | 185 cm
82 kg | 181 lbs
Burton Stephen Lancaster was born in Manhattan, New York, United States, on November 2, 1913, was an American actor.
Young Burt Lancaster first started performing as a circus acrobat and in local theatre productions in the 1930s.
He formed acrobat duo "Lang and Cravat", with Nick Cravat.
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "A Sound of Hunting" (1945) in role as Sgt. Joseph Mooney.
He made his big screen debut in thriller drama movie The Killers (1946) in his breakthrough role as Pete Lund/Ole "Swede" Anderson.
He got his television debut in educational children's series Sesame Street (1969), reciting the alphabet.
He made his directorial debut with Western movie The Kentuckian (1955), he also starred in lead role as Elias Wakefield.
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He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama also won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Lou Pascal in romantic crime film Atlantic City (1980).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Drama also won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Robert Stroud in biographical drama movie Birdman of Alcatraz (1962).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his role as First Sergeant Milton Warden in romantic drama movie From Here to Eternity (1953).
He won the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his role as Elmer Gantry in drama movie Elmer Gantry (1960).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Drama for his role as Bill Starbuck in romance film The Rainmaker (1956).
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as Felix Happer in comedy drama film Local Hero (1983).
He won the Berlin International Film Festival Silver Berlin Bear for Best Actor for his role as Mike Ribble in circus drama romance movie Trapeze (1956).
He was nominated for the Laurel Award for Top Male Action Performance for his role as Paul Labiche in thriller action movie The Train (1964).
He was nominated for the Laurel Award for Top Male Action Performance for his role as Joe Bass in Western film The Scalphunters (1968).
The Flame and the Arrow (1950) drama as Dardo Bartoli
The Crimson Pirate (1952) comedy adventure as Captain Vallo
Apache (1954) Western as Massai
The Leopard (1963) epic period drama as Prince Don Fabrizio Salina
He starred in seven films with Kirk Douglas:
Victory at Entebbe (1978) thriller action as Shimon Peres
Tough Guys (1986) action comedy as Harry Doyle
Seven Days in May (1964) political thriller as General James Mattoon Scott
The List of Adrian Messenger (1963) mystery drama as Animal Rights Protester (cameo)
I Walk Alone (1947) drama crime as Frankie Madison
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) Western as Marshal Wyatt Earp
The Devil's Disciple (1959) comedy romance as Reverend Anthony Anderson
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Gerard Carriere in drama miniseries The Phantom of the Opera (1990).
Moses the Lawgiver (1974) drama miniseries in role as Moses
Marco Polo (1982) NBC miniseries as Teobaldo Visconti / Pope Gregory X
On Wings of Eagles (1986) drama miniseries as Colonel Arthur D. "Bull" Simons
Fathers and Sons: A German Tragedy (1986) German miniseries as Geheimrat Carl Julius Deutz
The Betrothed (1986) Italian miniseries as Cardinal Federigo Borromeo
Separate but Equal (1991) drama history miniseries as John W. Davis
Graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in The Bronx, New York (1930).
Had English ancestry.
He served in the United States Army (1942-1945).
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located on 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in 1958.
He formed production company Hecht-Hill-Lancaster in 1948, with Harold Hecht and James Hill.
He was longtime friend with actor Telly Savalas.
He was big fan of the silent horror film The Unknown (1927).
Burt died on October 20, 1994, Century City, California, United States, at age of 80.
He was married to:
Susan Martin Lancaster (1991-1994)
Norma Anderson (1946-1969) they had two sons: Bill, James and three daughters: Susan, Joanna, Sighle
June Ernst (1935-1946)
He dated Shelley Winters (1961), Deborah Kerr (1953) and Gina Lollobrigida.