Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster Brief Biography

Burt Lancaster
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 actors of his generation as a result.

Lancaster was nominated four times for Academy Awards and won once"?for his work in Elmer Gantry in 1960. He also won a Golden Globe for that performance and BAFTA Awards for The Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) and Atlantic City (1980). His production company, Hecht-Hill-Lancaster, was the most successful and innovative star-driven independent production company in Hollywood in the 1950s, making movies such as Marty (1955), Trapeze (1956), and Sweet Smell of Success (1957).

Burt Lancaster News

• The Almanac for February 8, the 39th day of 2018
• The Almanac for Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2017
• The Almanac for Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2017
• The Almanac for Nov. 2, the 307th day of 2016

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