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Burt Lancaster

Actor Burt Lancaster

Full Name: Burton Stephen Lancaster
Profession: Actor

United States of America

Why Famous: 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)
  • 1955-12-02 Film adaptation of "The Rose Tattoo", starring Anna Magnani and Burt Lancaster, premieres at the Astor Hotel in New York City
  • 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
  • 1970-03-05 "Airport" based on the book by Arthur Hailey, directed by George Seaton and starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin is released
  • 1990-11-30 American actor Burt Lancaster suffers a stroke

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