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Burt Lancaster

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Source: Wikipedia

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 in history.

Fact file

  • Born: Burton Stephen Lancaster November 2, 1913 Manhattan, New York
  • Died: October 20, 1994 (aged 80) Century City, California
  • Cause of death: Heart attack
  • Education: DeWitt Clinton High School
  • Alma mater: New York University
  • Occupation: Actor, director, producer
  • Years active: 1945–1991
  • Spouse(s): June Ernst (m. 1935–1946; divorced) Norma Anderson (m. 1946–1969; divorced) Susan Martin (m. 1990–1994; his death)
  • Children: Bill Lancaster James Susan Joanna Sighle

Read more about Burt Lancaster at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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