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Burt Lancaster (Burton Stephen Lancaster)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Burt Lancaster, one of five children, was born in Manhattan, to Elizabeth (Roberts) and James Henry Lancaster, a postal worker. All of his grandparents were immigrants from Northern Ireland. 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. Read more...

Actor

Character: Ole 'Swede' Anderson

The Killers 1946

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Character: Henry J. Stevenson

Sorry, Wrong Number 1948

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Character: Frankie Madison

I Walk Alone 1948

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Character: Sgt. Milton Warden

From Here to Eternity 1953

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Character: Master Gunnery Sgt. James O'Hearn

South Sea Woman 1953

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Character: Capt. David Dion O'Keefe / Narrator

His Majesty O'Keefe 1954

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Character: Alvaro Mangiacavallo

The Rose Tattoo 1955

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Character: Bill Starbuck

The Rainmaker 1956

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Character: Mike Ribble

Trapeze 1956

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Character: Himself - Audience Member

The 28th Annual Academy Awards 1956

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Character: The Rev. Anthony Anderson

The Devil's Disciple 1959

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Character: Himself - Performer: 'It's Alright With Us'

The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959

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Character: Elmer Gantry

Elmer Gantry 1960

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Character: Himself - Host

At This Very Moment 1962

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Actress

The 34th Annual Academy Awards 1962

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Character: Prince Don Fabrizio Salina

Il gattopardo 1963

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Character: Dr. Matthew Clark

A Child Is Waiting 1963

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Character: Col. Thaddeus Gearhart

The Hallelujah Trail 1965

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Character: Himself - Recalling His Award: Pre-Recorded

The 38th Annual Academy Awards 1966

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Character: Ned Merrill

The Swimmer 1968

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Character: Mike Rettig

The Gypsy Moths 1969

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Character: Himself - Performer & Co-Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Special Visual Effects, Scientific & Technical Awards

The 41st Annual Academy Awards 1969

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Character: Himself - Actor in From Here to Eternity

The Lord's of Flatbush 1974

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Character: Dr. Paul Moreau

The Island of Dr. Moreau 1977

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Character: Gen. Lawrence Dell

Twilight's Last Gleaming 1977

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Character: Himself - Actor / Activist

House of Boys 2009

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Character: Captain Flirt

Ca détourne 1992

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Character: Gerard Carriere

The Phantom of the Opera 1990

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Character: Dr. Archibald 'Moonlight' Graham

Field of Dreams 1989

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Character: Levi Rockwell

Rocket Gibraltar 1988

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Character: Dr. Herbert Monroe

Il giorno prima 1987

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Character: Delbert Teschemacher

Little Treasure 1985

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Character: Felix Happer

Local Hero 1983

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Character: Swede Anderson

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 1982

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Character: Dr. Ernst Janning

Judgment at Nuremberg 1961

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Character: Doc Delaney

Come Back, Little Sheba 1952

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Character: Himself

America 2-Night 1978

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Character: Himself - Guest

The Tonight Show 1962

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Character: Mel Bakersfeld

Airport 1970

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Character: Gen. James Mattoon Scott

Seven Days in May 1964

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Character: Robert Franklin Stroud

Birdman of Alcatraz 1962

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Character: J.J. Hunsecker

Sweet Smell of Success 1957

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Character: Dolworth

The Professionals 1966

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Character: Himself

I Love Liberty 1982

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Character: Dardo Bartoli

The Flame and the Arrow 1950

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Character: Elias Wakefield

The Kentuckian 1955

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Character: Maj. Asa Barker

Go Tell the Spartans 1978

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Character: Himself

Night of 100 Stars 1982

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Character: Alfredo Berlinghieri the Elder

1900 1976

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role

The 54th Annual Academy Awards 1982

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay & Best Adapted Screenplay

The 57th Annual Academy Awards 1985

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Character: Maxwell Danforth

The Osterman Weekend 1983

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Character: Himself - Ring Announcer

Thrilla in Manila 2008

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Character: Himself - Narrator

Benny Carter: Symphony in Riffs 1989

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Character: Himself

Classified X 1998

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Character: Sgt. Milton Warden

Sexiest Movie Moments 0

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Directing

Character: Capt. David Dion O'Keefe / Narrator

His Majesty O'Keefe 1954

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Character: Elias Wakefield

The Kentuckian 1955

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