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  1. May 26, 2022 · ETERNAL BEAUTY starring Academy Award nominee Sally Hawkins, David Thewlis, Billie Piper, Penelope Wilton Posted on September 22, 2020 September 22, 2020 by Press Release Upcoming film ETERNAL BEAUTY which stars Sally Hawkins, David Thewlis, Alice Lowe, Billie Piper and Penelope Wilton, it is being released on October 2nd.

    • Early Life
    • Circus Career
    • World War II Service
    • Acting Career
    • Political Activism
    • Personal Life
    • Health Problems
    • Death
    • Legacy
    • Filmography and Awards

    Lancaster was born on November 2, 1913, in Manhattan, New York, at his parents' home at 209 East 106th Street, the son of Elizabeth (née Roberts) and mailman James Lancaster. Both of his parents were Protestants of working-class origin. All four of his grandparents were immigrants from Ireland to the United States, from the province of Ulster; his ...

    At the age of 9, Lancaster met Nick Cravat with whom he developed a lifelong partnership. Together, they learned to act in local theatre productions and circus arts at Union Settlement, one of the city's oldest settlement houses. In the 1930s, they formed the acrobat duo Lang and Cravat and soon joined the Kay Brothers circus. However, in 1939, an ...

    After the United States entered World War II, Lancaster joined the United States Army in January 1943 and performed with the Army's 21st Special Services Division, one of the military groups organized to follow the troops on the ground and provide USO entertainment to keep up morale. He served with General Mark Clark's Fifth Army in Italy from 1943...


    Lancaster returned to New York after his Army service. Although initially unenthusiastic about acting, Lancaster was encouraged to audition for a Broadway play by a producer who saw him in an elevator while he was visiting his then-girlfriend at work. The audition was successful and Lancaster was cast in Harry Brown's A Sound of Hunting (1945). The show only ran three weeks, but his performance attracted the interest of a Hollywood agent, Harold Hecht. Lancaster had other offers but Hecht pro...

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    Lancaster's first filmed movie was Desert Fury for Wallis in 1947, where Lancaster was billed after John Hodiak and Lizabeth Scott. It was directed by Lewis Allen. Then producer Mark Hellinger approached him to star in 1946's The Killers, which was completed and released prior to Desert Fury. Directed by Robert Siodmak, it was a great commercial and critical success and launched Lancaster and his co-star Ava Gardnerto stardom. It has since come to be regarded as a classic. Hellinger used Lanc...

    Norma Productions

    Hecht kept to his promise to Lancaster to turn producer. The two of them formed a company, Norma Productions, and did a deal with Universal to make a thriller about a disturbed G.I. in London, Kiss the Blood Off My Hands in 1948, with Joan Fontaineand directed by Norman Foster. It made a profit of only $50,000, but was critically acclaimed. Back in Hollywood, Lancaster made another film noir with Siodmak, Criss Cross, in 1949. It was originally going to be produced by Hellinger and when Helli...

    Lancaster was a vocal supporter of progressive and liberal political causes. He frequently spoke out in support of racial and other minorities. As a result, he was often a target of FBI investigations. He was named in President Richard Nixon's 1973 "Enemies List". A vocal opponent of the Vietnam War, he helped pay for the successful defense of a so...

    Marriages and relationships

    Lancaster guarded his personal life and attempted to keep it private despite his stardom. He was married three times and had five children. He also had gay affairs, according to his family. His first marriage was to June Ernst, a trapezeacrobat. Ernst was the daughter of a renowned female aerialist and an accomplished acrobat herself. After they were married, he performed with her and her family until their separation in the late 1930s. It is not clear when they divorced. Contemporary reports...


    Despite his Protestant background and upbringing, Lancaster identified as an atheistlater in life.

    As Lancaster reached his sixties he began to be affected by cardiovascular disease. In January 1980 he suffered complications from a routine gall bladder operation; and in 1983, following two minor heart attacks, he underwent an emergency quadruple coronary bypass. He continued to act, however, and to engage in public activism. In 1988, he attended...

    Burt Lancaster died at his apartment in Century City, Los Angeles, after suffering a third heart attack at 4:50 am on October 20, 1994, at the age of 80. His body was cremated, and his ashes were scattered under a large oak tree in Westwood Memorial Park which is located in Westwood Village, California. A small, square ground plaque amidst several ...

    The centennial of Lancaster's birth was honored at New York City's Film Society of Lincoln Center in May 2013 with the screening of 12 of the actor's best-known films, from The Killers to Atlantic City. Lancaster has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.

    Lancaster was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 1954 for "From Here to Eternity," in 1961 for "Elmer Gantry," in 1964 for "The Birdman of Alcatraz" and in 1982 for "Atlantic City" and won the award in 1961. Lancaster's leading role in Luchino Visconti's 1963 canonical "The Leopard" began a series of roles with important Eu...

  2. 3 days ago · James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American actor and military pilot. Known for his distinctive drawl and everyman screen persona, Stewart's film career spanned 80 films from 1935 to 1991. With the strong morality he portrayed both on and off the screen, he epitomized the "American ideal" in the mid-twentieth century.

  3. 22 hours ago · Death Takes a Holiday: Portrayed by Fredric March. Einon Dragonheart: He was formerly the prince who becomes a tyrannical king and shares part of the heart of the last dragon, Draco. He is the son of the late King Freyne and Queen Aislinn. Portrayed by Lee Oakes as a child and David Thewlis as an adult. Edric Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire

  4. May 15, 2022 · Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is an English actor. Known for his versatility and recurring physical transformations to play his roles, he has been a leading man in films of several genres. Bale is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.

    • United Kingdom, United States
    • c. 1982–present
    • Actor
    • 30 January 1974 (age 48), Haverfordwest, Wales
  5. 4 days ago · After the death of former Lakers star Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash in January 2020, Nicholson gave a rare phone interview to Los Angeles station KCBS-TV expressing his grief. Nicholson is a collector of 20th-century and contemporary art, including the work of Henri Matisse, Tamara de Lempicka, Andy Warhol and Jack Vettriano.

  6. May 26, 2022 · Biography - A Short Wiki. American artist and illustrator who is known for his caricatures in the New York Review of Books. He started drawing as a child and was invited to audition for an animator position in Disney’s Los Angeles Studios at the age of nine. He published a book of his drawings of U.S. Presidents called American Presidents in ...

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