Burt Lancaster

Actor Burt Lancaster

Full Name: Burton Stephen Lancaster
Profession: Actor

United States of America

Biography: From Here to Eternity, Elmer Gantry and Birdman of Alcatraz.

Born: November 2, 1913
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: October 20, 1994 (aged 80)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Historical Events

  • 1946-08-28 Film noir "The Killers" premieres, directed by Robert Siodmak, starring Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner, based on a story by Ernest Hemingway
  • 1953-08-05 "From Here to Eternity" based on book by James Jones, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift and Frank Sinatra is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1954)
  • 1955-12-12 Film adaptation of "The Rose Tattoo", starring Anna Magnani and Burt Lancaster, premieres at the Astor Theatre in Times Square, NYC
  • 1961-03-16 18th Golden Globes: "Spartacus", Burt Lancaster, & Greer Garson win
  • 1961-04-17 33rd Academy Awards: "Apartment" wins best film, Burt Lancaster & Elizabeth Taylor win best actor, actress
  • 1963-03-27 Historical film "The Leopard" directed by Luchino Visconti, starring Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon and Claudia Cardinale premieres in Rome, based on the novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
  • 1970-03-05 "Airport" based on the book by Arthur Hailey, directed by George Seaton and starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin is released
  • 1989-05-20 Premiere of sports fantasy drama film "Field of Dreams", based on W. P. Kinsella's novel "Shoeless Joe", starring Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta and Burt Lancaster in his final film role
  • 1990-11-30 American actor Burt Lancaster suffers a stroke

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