Burt Lancaster

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  • Birth Name: Burton Stephen Lancaster
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/02/1913, Scorpio
  • Date of Death: 10/20/1994
  • Profession: Actor
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Burt Lancaster Fast Facts:
  • Performed as an acrobat in a circus troupe as a teenager.
  • Won an athletic scholarship to New York University.
  • Made his Broadway debut in A Sound of Hunting after being  discovered on an elevator by a producer.
  • At 32, made his film debut in the 1946 film noir piece The Killers.
  • Partnered with his manager to form his own production company, Hecht-Lancaster, which was the first notable star-owned venture of its kind.
  • Declined the title role in Ben-Hur.
  • Co-starred with Kirk Douglas in six films, beginning with 1948's I Walk Alone.
  • Burt Lancaster Relationships:
  • Norma Anderson - Ex-wife
  • Joanna Lancaster - Daughter
  • Susan Scherer - Wife
  • James Stephen Lancaster - Son
  • James Lancaster - Father
  • Sighle - Daughter
  • Elizabeth Roberts Lancaster - Mother
  • William Lancaster - Brother
  • Florence Lancaster - Sister
  • Bill Lancaster - Son
  • Susan Elizabeth - Daughter
  • James Lancaster, Jr. - Brother
  • June Ernst - Ex-wife
  • Burt Lancaster Awards:
  • 1962 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1953 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1991 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1957 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1961 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 1981 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1960 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1962 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actor - Winner
  • 1983 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor - Nominee
  • 1981 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor - Winner
  • 1991 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award - Winner
  • 1981 Genie Awards: Best Performance by a Foreign Actor - Nominee
  • 1960 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actor - Nominee
  • 1963 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1982 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended New York University, New York, NY

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