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Burt Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994)

Burt LancasterBurt Lancaster was a film actor and star, noted for his athletic physique and distinct smile. Lancaster was nominated four times for Academy Awards and won once, for his work in Elmer Gantry in 1960.

Lancaster was born in New York City and grew up in East Harlem (New York) where he spent much of his time on the streets. He developed great interest and skill in gymnastics while attending the DeWitt Clinton High School. Later, he worked as a circus acrobat until an injury forced him to quit.

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) ran a profile of Burt Lancaster and you can see it here. We have also included the film trailer from Jim Thorpe, All-American here. Enjoy!

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Notable Film Roles

From Here to Eternity as 1st Sgt. Milton Warden

Jim Thorpe -- All-American as Jim Thorpe

Field Of Dreams as Dr. Archibald 'Moonlight' Graham

Elmer Gantry as Elmer Gantry (best actor Oscar Winner)

Birdman of Alcatraz as Robert Stroud

Atlantic City as Lou Pascal

Burt Lancaster's Appearances In Best-Sports-Movies

Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)

Field of Dreams (1989)

Jim Thorpe Trailer

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TCM Profile of Burt Lancaster

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