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Encyclopedia > Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster

Born Burton Stephen Lancaster
November 2, 1913(1913-11-02)
New York City, New York
Died October 20, 1994 (aged 80)
Los Angeles, California
Spouse(s) June Ernst (1935-1946)
Norma Anderson (1946-1969)
Susan Martin (1990-1994)

Burt Lancaster (2 November 191320 October 1994) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor, noted for his athletic physique, distinct smile (which he called "The Grin") and, later, his willingness to play roles that went against his initial "tough guy" image. Initially dismissed as "Mr Muscles and Teeth", in the late 1950s Lancaster would abandon his "all-American" image and gradually he would be regarded as one of the best actors of his generation. is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Elmer Gantry is a 1960 film based on the 1927 novel by Sinclair Lewis, which tells the story of a confidence man who teams with a woman evangelist in selling religion for profit to small-town America. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role has been presented to its winners since 1952 and actors of all nationalities are eligible to receive the award. ... Birdman of Alcatraz is a 1962 film starring Burt Lancaster and directed by John Frankenheimer. ... Alternate meanings: See Atlantic City (disambiguation) Atlantic City is a city located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 40,517. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture - Drama was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. ... For information on the UK singer Elmer Gantry, aka Dave Terry, see Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera Elmer Gantry is a 1927 novel by Sinclair Lewis. ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Lancaster was born Burton Stephen Lancaster in New York City in 1913 to James Henry Lancaster, a postman, and Elizabeth Roberts. His parents were both Protestants of working-class Irish origin, with Lancaster's grandparents having been immigrants to the U.S. from Belfast and descendants of English immigrants to Ireland.[1] Lancaster's family believed themselves to be related to Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts; their surname originates from 11th century French immigrants to England with the surname "de Lancastre".[1] Lancaster grew up in East Harlem and spent much of his time on the streets, where he developed great interest and skill in gymnastics. Later, he worked as a circus acrobat until an injury forced him to give up the profession. During World War II, Lancaster joined the United States Army and performed with the USO. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Protestantism encompasses the forms of Christian faith and practice that originated with the doctrines of the Reformation. ... This article is about the city in Northern Ireland. ... Lord Roberts of Kabul and Kandahar on his Celebrated Charger (Harpers Magazine, European Edition, December 1897, p27) Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, VC, KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, PC (30 September 1832 – 14 November 1914) was a distinguished British soldier and one of the most... Spanish Harlem, also known as East Harlem or El Barrio, is a neighborhood in northeastern part of the borough of Manhattan, one of the largest predominantly Hispanic communities in New York City. ... Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, gracefulness, and kinesthetic awareness, and includes such skills as handsprings, handstands, split leaps, aerials and cartwheels. ... High wire act Acrobatics (from Greek Akros, high and bat, walking) is one of the performing arts, and is also practiced as a sport. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... The United Service Organizations The United Service Organizations Inc. ...


Career

Though initially unenthusiastic about acting, he returned from service, auditioned for a Broadway play and was offered a role. Though Harry Brown (writer)'s A Sound of Hunting was not successful, Lancaster's performance drew the attention of a Hollywood agent who had him cast in the 1946 motion picture The Killers. The tall, muscular actor (his exact height has been disputed, with some sources claiming he was 6ft-1in and others 6ft-2in) won significant acclaim and appeared in two more films the following year. Subsequently, he played in a variety of movies, especially in dramas, thrillers, and military and adventure films. In two, The Flame and the Arrow and The Crimson Pirate, a friend from his circus years, Nick Cravat, played a leading role, and both actors impressed audiences with their acrobatic prowess. In 1953, he played one of his most famous roles with Deborah Kerr in From Here to Eternity. The American Film Institute acknowledged the iconic status of the scene from that film in which he and Deborah Kerr make love on a Hawaii beach amidst the crashing waves. The organization named it one of "AFI's top 100 Most Romantic Films" of all time. For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Harry Brown (April 30, 1917–November 2, 1986) was a novelist and screenwriter. ... ... See also: 1945 in film 1946 1947 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America The Bells of St. ... The Killers, also known as Ernest Hemingways The Killers is a black and white film noir directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Burt Lancaster. ... The Flame and the Arrow is an adventure film starring Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat and Virginia Mayo. ... DVD cover of The Crimson Pirate The Crimson Pirate is a 1952 film directed by Robert Siodmak. ... Nick Cravat (right) with Burt Lancaster in The Crimson Pirate Nick Cravat (January 11, 1912–January 29, 1994) was an American film actor. ... January 7 - President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. ... Deborah Kerr, CBE (September 30, 1921 – October 16, 2007) was a Golden Globe Award-winning Scottish actress who was also awarded an honorary Academy Award and BAFTA recognition. ... From Here to Eternity is a 1953 movie based on a James Jones novel in which characters work through ordinary bouts of intimidation and infidelity on a military base in the days preceding the attack on Pearl Harbor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In the mid 1950s, Lancaster went on challenging himself with varied cinematic roles, and satisfied longtime aspirations by moving into film producing as well. In most of his roles, whether in drama, circus, western or other genres, the self-taught actor was successful; he evolved into a solid and versatile performer and eventually a star. His work was recognized in 1960 when he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, a Golden Globe Award, and the New York Film Critics Award for his performance in Elmer Gantry. The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... Broncho Billy Anderson, from The Great Train Robbery The Western movie is one of the classic American film genres. ... See also: 1959 in film 1960 1961 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film // Events April 20 - for the first time since coming home from military service in Germany, Elvis Presley returns to Hollywood, California to film G.I. Blues August 10 - Filming of West... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Elmer Gantry is a 1960 film based on the 1927 novel by Sinclair Lewis, which tells the story of a confidence man who teams with a woman evangelist in selling religion for profit to small-town America. ...


Lancaster made several films over the decades with Kirk Douglas, including I Walk Alone (1948), Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957), The Devil's Disciple (1959), Seven Days in May (1964), and Tough Guys (1986), which fixed the notion of the pair as something of a team in the public's imagination. Douglas was always second-billed under Lancaster in these films but, with the exception of I Walk Alone, in which Douglas played a villain, their roles were usually more or less the same size. Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch Demsky December 9, 1916) is an iconic American actor and film producer known for his gravelly voice and his recurring roles as the kinds of characters Douglas himself once described as sons of bitches. He is also father to Hollywood actor and producer Michael Douglas. ... I Walk Alone is a 1948 film noir starring Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, and Kirk Douglas. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gunfight at the O.K. Corral is a 1957 movie starring Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp and Kirk Douglas as Doc Holliday about the famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona Territory. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... The The Devils Disciple is a 1959 British- American film directed by Guy Hamilton based on the play by George Bernard Shaw. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seven Days in May is a political thriller novel published by Harper & Row, New York in 1962(current hardcover edition: ISBN 0-06-012436-9) written by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Tough Guys is a 1986 comedy starring Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Eli Wallach and Dana Carvey. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


During the latter part of his career, Lancaster left adventure and acrobatic movies behind and portrayed distinguished characters. This period brought him work on several European productions, with directors such as Luchino Visconti and Bernardo Bertolucci. Lancaster sought demanding roles and, if he liked a part or a director, was prepared to work for much lower pay than he might have earned elsewhere; he even helped to finance movies in whose artistic value he believed. He produced a number of films himself and also mentored such new directors as Sydney Pollack and John Frankenheimer, thus adding to his numerous acting achievements a pioneering role in the development of independent cinema. He also appeared in several TV films. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... Luchino Visconti. ... Bernardo Bertolucci (born March 16, 1940) is an Italian writer and Academy Award winning film director. ... Sydney Pollack (born July 1, 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana) is an American actor, producer, and director. ... John Michael Frankenheimer (February 19, 1930 – July 6, 2002) was an American film director. ...


For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Lancaster has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


Personal life

Lancaster was an unabashed liberal activist, who frequently spoke out with support for minorities. He was also instrumental in the formation of many liberal groups, through financial support. At one point, he was rumored to be a member of the Communist Party, in light of his many liberal causes. He was a vocal opponent of the Vietnam War and oppressive political movements like McCarthyism. In 1985 Lancaster, a longtime supporter of gay rights,joined the fight against AIDS after his close friend, Rock Hudson, became ill with the disease.


As famous for his prickly, temperamental personality as much as he was for his willingness and skills at taking on different characterizations, Lancaster vigorously guarded his private life. He was married three times and had five children. His first spouse, from 1935 to 1946, was June Ernst, whom he divorced. His second marriage was with Norma Anderson from 1946 to 1969 and also ended in divorce. He was romantically involved with Deborah Kerr [2] during the filming of From Here to Eternity in 1953. From Norma, he had Billy (who became a screenwriter), James, Susan, Joanna and Sighle (pronounced Sheila). His third wife was Susan Martin, whom he married in September 1990. 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Deborah Kerr, CBE (September 30, 1921 – October 16, 2007) was a Golden Globe Award-winning Scottish actress who was also awarded an honorary Academy Award and BAFTA recognition. ... From Here to Eternity is a 1953 movie based on a James Jones novel in which characters work through ordinary bouts of intimidation and infidelity on a military base in the days preceding the attack on Pearl Harbor. ... William Bill Henry Lancaster was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 17, 1947. ...


Health problems and death

As Lancaster aged, heart trouble increasingly hindered him from working as intensely as his passion and determination demanded. He nearly died during a routine gall bladder operation in January 1980. Following two minor heart attacks he had to undergo an emergency quadruple heart bypass in 1983, after which he was in frail health. He suffered a severe stroke in November 1990, which left him partly paralyzed and with restricted speech. The gallbladder (or cholecyst) is a pear-shaped organ that stores bile (or gall) until the body needs it for digestion. ... A coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or heart bypass is a surgical procedure performed in patients with coronary artery disease (see atherosclerosis) for the relief of angina and possible improved heart muscle function. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...


Quotations

"Most people seem to think I’m the kind of guy who shaves with a blowtorch. Actually, I’m bookish and worrisome."


"Brave, vigorous, handsome, and an actor of great range, Lancaster never yielded in his immaculate splendor, proud to be a movie actor. He was one of the great stars. Perhaps the last." — David Thomson For other persons of the same name, see David Thomson. ...


Academy Nominations for Best Actor

For successful Academy Awards, see the Infobox. Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...


Other Oscar nominations were :

Awards
Preceded by
Charlton Heston
for Ben-Hur
Academy Award for Best Actor
1960
for Elmer Gantry
Succeeded by
Maximilian Schell
for Judgment at Nuremberg
Preceded by
Ralph Richardson
for The Sound Barrier
NYFCC Award for Best Actor
1953
for From Here to Eternity
Succeeded by
Marlon Brando
for On the Waterfront
Preceded by
James Stewart
for Anatomy of a Murder
NYFCC Award for Best Actor
1960
for Elmer Gantry
Succeeded by
Maximilian Schell
for Judgment at Nuremberg
Preceded by
Robert DeNiro
for Raging Bull
NYFCC Award for Best Actor
1981
for Atlantic City
Succeeded by
Ben Kingsley
for Gandhi

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Filmography

Films

The Killers, also known as Ernest Hemingways The Killers is a black and white film noir directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Burt Lancaster. ... See also: 1945 in film 1946 1947 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America The Bells of St. ... Brute Force is a 1947 brooding, brutal drama movie considered film noir. ... The year 1947 in film involved some significant events. ... Desert Fury is a 1947 Paramount motion picture starring John Hodiak and Lizabeth Scott, with Burt Lancaster, Wendell Corey, and Mary Astor. ... Variety Girl is a movie musical, produced by Paramount. ... I Walk Alone is a 1948 film noir starring Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, and Kirk Douglas. ... The year 1948 in film involved some significant events. ... All My Sons is the name of a 1947 play by Arthur Miller. ... Categories: Movie stubs | 1948 films | 1989 films | Best Actress Oscar Nominee (film) ... Kiss the Blood Off My Hands is a 1948 black-and-white thriller film, considered film noir, directed by Norman Foster. ... Criss Cross is a 1949 film noir movie, directed by Robert Siodmak from a novel written by Don Tracy. ... See also: 1948 in film 1949 1950 in film 1940s in film 1950s in film years in film film Events Top grossing films North America Adams Rib Jolson Sings Again Pinky I Was a Male War Bride, The Snake Pit, Joan of Arc Academy Awards Best Picture: All the... Escape to Beer Mountain: A Rope of Sand is an episode of Clone High. ... The Flame and the Arrow is an adventure film starring Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat and Virginia Mayo. ... See also: 1949 in film 1950 1951 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events February 15 - Walt Disney Studios animated film Cinderella debuts. ... Mister 880 is a 1950 film with Edmund Gwenn. ... Vengeance Valley is a 1951 film starring Burt Lancaster, based on the novel by Luke Short. ... See also: 1950 in film 1951 1952 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film Events Sweden - May Britt is scouted by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati Top grossing films North America David and Bathsheba Show Boat tie The Great Caruso and An... Jim Thorpe -- All-American is a 1951 biographical film produced by Warner Brothers and directed by Michael Curtiz, honoring Jim Thorpe, the great Native American athlete who won medals at the 1912 Olympics and distinguished himself in various sports, both in college and on professional teams. ... Ten Tall Men is a 1951 adventure film about the French Foreign Legion. ... DVD cover of The Crimson Pirate The Crimson Pirate is a 1952 film directed by Robert Siodmak. ... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... Come Back, Little Sheba is a 1952 film which tells the story of a loveless marriage that is rocked when a young woman rents a room in the couples house. ... The year 1953 in film involved some significant events. ... From Here to Eternity is a 1953 movie based on a James Jones novel in which characters work through ordinary bouts of intimidation and infidelity on a military base in the days preceding the attack on Pearl Harbor. ... His Majesty OKeefe is a 1954 film starring Burt Lancaster. ... The year 1954 in film involved some significant events. ... Apache is a 1954 western film starring Burt Lancaster. ... Vera Cruz DVD cover Vera Cruz is a 1954 film starring Gary Cooper, Cesar Romero, and Burt Lancaster, directed by Robert Aldrich. ... The Kentuckian is a 1955 adventure film. ... The year 1955 in film involved some significant events. ... The Rose Tattoo is a Tennessee Williams play. ... Trapeze is a 1956 circus film directed by Carol Reed and starring Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis and Gina Lollobrigida, making her debut in American films. ... The year 1956 in film involved some significant events. ... The Rainmaker is a 1956 film which tells the story of a middle-aged woman, suffering from unrequited love for the local town sheriff; however, she falls for a con man who comes to town with the promise that he can make it rain. ... Gunfight at the O.K. Corral is a 1957 movie starring Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp and Kirk Douglas as Doc Holliday about the famous October 26, 1881 gunfight in Tombstone, Arizona Territory. ... The year 1957 in film involved some significant events. ... Sweet Smell of Success is a 1957 film which tells the story of a powerful newspaper columnist who uses his connections to ruin his sisters relationship with a man he deems inappropriate. ... Run Silent, Run Deep is a war film released in 1958. ... The year 1958 in film involved some significant events. ... Separate Tables is the collective name of two one-act plays written by Sir Terence Rattigan, both taking place in the Beauregard Private Hotel, Bournemouth, a seaside town on the south coast of England. ... The The Devils Disciple is a 1959 British- American film directed by Guy Hamilton based on the play by George Bernard Shaw. ... See also: 1958 in film 1959 1960 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film Events The Three Stooges make their 180th and last short film, Sappy Bullfighters. ... The Unforgiven is an American western film released in 1960. ... See also: 1959 in film 1960 1961 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film // Events April 20 - for the first time since coming home from military service in Germany, Elvis Presley returns to Hollywood, California to film G.I. Blues August 10 - Filming of West... Elmer Gantry is a 1960 film based on the 1927 novel by Sinclair Lewis, which tells the story of a confidence man who teams with a woman evangelist in selling religion for profit to small-town America. ... The Young Savages was a 1961 crime drama film directed by John Frankenheimer, and screen written by Edward Anhalt. ... The year 1961 in film involved some significant events. ... Maximilian Schell and Richard Widmark in Judgment at Nuremberg Judgment at Nuremberg is a 1961 film which gives a fictionalized account of the post-World War II Nuremberg Trials. ... Birdman of Alcatraz is a 1962 film starring Burt Lancaster and directed by John Frankenheimer. ... // Events Dr. No launches the James Bond film series, the longest-running motion picture franchise of all time, running more than 40 years. ... Category: ... The year 1963 in film involved some significant events. ... See also: The Leopard To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Seven Days in May is a political thriller novel published by Harper & Row, New York in 1962(current hardcover edition: ISBN 0-06-012436-9) written by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey. ... // Events January 29 - The film Dr. Strangelove is released. ... The Train is a 1964 war movie written by Franklin Coen and Frank Davis, and directed by John Frankenheimer. ... The Hallelujah Trail is a 1965 Western spoof directed by John Sturges and starring Burt Lancaster and Lee Remick. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Mary Poppins The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews Goldfinger My Fair Lady Whats New Pussycat? Shenandoah The Sandpiper Father Goose Academy Awards Best Picture: The Sound of Music - Argyle, Twentieth Century-Fox Best Actor: Lee Marvin - Cat Ballou Best Actress: Julie Christie... The Professionals is a 1966 Western movie directed by Richard Brooks. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Thunderball Dr. Zhivago Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? That Darn Cat! The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming Academy Awards Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons - Highland, Columbia Best Actor: Paul Scofield - A Man for All Seasons Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor... The Scalphunters is a 1968 film starring Burt Lancaster and Telly Savalas. ... The year 1968 in film involved some significant events. ... Title card from The Swimmer (1968) The Swimmer is a 1968 film directed by Frank Perry and starring Burt Lancaster. ... // Cannes Film Festival opens, but closes in support of a French general strike without awarding any prizes. ... The Gypsy Moths is my favorite Burt Lancaster movie. ... // Events February 11 - The film The Magic Christian, starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr premieres in New York City. ... See also: 1970 in film 1971 1972 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 8 - Bob Dylans hour long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... Lawman is a 1971 western movie with Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Lee J. Cobb, and Robert Duvall. ... Valdez Is Coming is a 1971 western film starring Burt Lancaster, Susan Clark and Jon Cypher. ... Ulzanas Raid is a 1972 Western directed by Robert Aldrich, written by Alan Sharp and starring Burt Lancaster. ... // Top grossing films The Godfather Fiddler on the Roof Diamonds Are Forever Whats Up, Doc?, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan ONeal Dirty Harry The Last Picture Show A Clockwork Orange Cabaret, starring Liza Minnelli The Hospital Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex Academy Awards Best Picture... Scorpio is a spy movie made in 1973. ... // Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... Executive Action is a 1973 movie about the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, written by Dalton Trumbo, Donald Freed and Mark Lane. ... See also: 1973 in film 1974 1975 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 7 - Blazing Saddles is released in USA May 1 - George Lucas creates the first draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Conversation Piece (Italian: Gruppo di famiglia in un interno) is an award-winning 1974 film by Italian director Luchino Visconti. ... Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bulls History Lesson is a 1976 revisionist Western directed by Robert Altman. ... // Events March 22 - Filming begins on George Lucas Star Wars science fiction film. ... 1900 (also called Novecento) is a 1976 epic film starring Robert de Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Donald Sutherland, Alida Valli and Burt Lancaster, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. ... The Cassandra Crossing is a 1976 British motion picture starring Richard Harris, Ava Gardner, Sophia Loren, Martin Sheen, Burt Lancaster and Lee Strasberg. ... // Events In the Academy Awards, Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight win Best Actor and Actress and Supporting Actress awards for Network. ... Twilights Last Gleaming is the story of Lawrence Dell, a renegade USAF general, who escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to launch the misslies and start World War III unless the President revels the real reason why America fought in... US movie poster The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977) is the second movie version of the H.G. Wells science fiction novel about a scientist who attempts to convert animals into people, starring Burt Lancaster, Michael York, Barbara Carrera, and Richard Basehart. ... // Events February 1 - Bob Dylans film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour premieres in Los Angeles, California March 1 - Charlie Chaplins coffin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery 3 months after burial March - Leigh Brackett completes the first draft for Star Wars Episode... Go Tell the Spartans is a low-budget and critically acclaimed 1978 American film about U.S. advisors in the early days of the Vietnam War. ... // Events February 1 - Bob Dylans film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour premieres in Los Angeles, California March 1 - Charlie Chaplins coffin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery 3 months after burial March - Leigh Brackett completes the first draft for Star Wars Episode... Zulu Dawn is a 1979 book and war film about the Battle of Isandlwana between British and Zulu military units in 1879 in South Africa. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... For other uses, see Atlantic City (disambiguation). ... The year 1980 in film involved some significant events. ... // January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... Local Hero is a 1983 Scottish comedy film starring Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson and Burt Lancaster. ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... Movie poster for The Osterman Weekend The Osterman Weekend is a 1983 film directed by Sam Peckinpah. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... Tough Guys is a 1986 comedy starring Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Eli Wallach and Dana Carvey. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... // May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... We dont have an article called Rocket Gibraltar Start this article Search for Rocket Gibraltar in. ... Field of Dreams (1989) is a movie about a farmer who becomes convinced by a mysterious voice that he is supposed to construct a baseball diamond in his corn field. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... The Phantom Of The Opera is a 1990 television miniseries based loosely on Gaston Lerouxs novel and directed by Tony Richardson. ... The year 1990 in film involved some significant events. ...

Short subjects

  • The Screen Director (1951)
  • Screen Snapshots: Playtime in Hollywood (1956)
  • The Heart of Show Business (1957) (narrator)
  • Handle with Care (1965) (narrator)
  • All About People (1967) (narrator)
  • U.S. Water Polo (1968) (narrator)
  • The Sky Divers (1969)
  • Jenny Is a Good Thing (1969) (narrator)

See also: 1950 in film 1951 1952 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film Events Sweden - May Britt is scouted by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati Top grossing films North America David and Bathsheba Show Boat tie The Great Caruso and An... The year 1956 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1957 in film involved some significant events. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Mary Poppins The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews Goldfinger My Fair Lady Whats New Pussycat? Shenandoah The Sandpiper Father Goose Academy Awards Best Picture: The Sound of Music - Argyle, Twentieth Century-Fox Best Actor: Lee Marvin - Cat Ballou Best Actress: Julie Christie... Lauren steiger, born in 1992 at Royal Womens hospital started acting and modelling at the age of 2 and is now currently 15 working in Milan on the catwalks. ... The year 1968 in film involved some significant events. ... // Cannes Film Festival opens, but closes in support of a French general strike without awarding any prizes. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b NY Times excerpt
  2. ^ Burt Lancaster: An American Life, Buford, Kate, Knopf; (2001), ISBN 0-679-44603-6

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Burt Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American film actor.
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Burt Lancaster (November 2, 1913 - October 20, 1994) was an American film actor.
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