Knowledge Identifier: +Burt_Lancaster
At the age of nine, Lancaster met Nick Cravat, with whom he continued to work throughout his life.
Clark Gable - The film was good enough to bring Gable more movie offers, including Run Silent, Run Deep, with co-star and producer Burt Lancaster, which featured his first on screen death since 1937, and which garnered good reviews.
He served with General Mark Clark's Fifth Army in Italy from 19431945.
Anthony Veiller - This seminal example of film noir, which introduced Burt Lancaster to filmgoers, won an Edgar *award as best mystery film of 1946, and in 2008 was enshrined in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant"
The Crimson Pirate with producer Harold_Hecht (who had previously produced three Lancaster films under his own production company Norma Productions; Kiss the Blood Off My Hands, The Flame and the Arrow, and Ten Tall Men).
Chuck Connors - In 1953, he starred opposite Burt Lancaster as a rebellious Marine private in the film "South Sea Woman"
Walter Matthau - In 1955, he made his motion picture debut as a whip-wielding bad guy in The Kentuckian opposite Burt Lancaster.
Susan Harrison - She is most famous for her appearance in the 1957 film noir classic "Sweet Smell of Success" as the sister for whom Burt Lancaster has an unhealthy affection as well as in "The Twilight Zone" episode "Five Characters in Search of an Exit
Wendy Hiller - She won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1959 for the film "Separate Tables" , as a lonely hotel manageress and mistress of Burt Lancaster
Arnold Laven - During the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Levy-Gardner-Laven team remained active as producers on such films as "Clambake", a 1967 Elvis Presley musical co-starring Shelley Fabares, "The Scalphunters", an 1968 western directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Burt Lancaster, Ossie_Davis and Telly Savalas, and "Kansas City Bomber", a 1972 drama starring Raquel Welch as a roller derby athlete
Shirley Jones - However, she won a 1960 Academy *award for her performance in "Elmer Gantry" portraying a woman corrupted by the title character played by Burt Lancaster
Pat Hingle - In 1960, he had been offered the title role in "Elmer Gantry", but Burt Lancaster filled the part because Hingle had been in a near fatal accident
Torben Meyer - In 1961, at the age of 76, he got his best role in the classic "Judgment at Nuremberg" starring Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard_Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Maximilian Schell, Judy Garland and Montgomery Clift, playing the guilt-ridden "Werner Lampe", one of the ex-Nazi judges on trial whose inability to explain his actions is one of the most powerful moments
Thomas E. Gaddis - The 1962 film "Birdman of Alcatraz" starred Burt Lancaster as Stroud
Lancaster was a vocal supporter of liberal political causes, and frequently spoke out in support of racial minorities, including at the March on Washington in 1963.
Carthy of Minnesota, and frequently spoke on his behalf during the Democratic primaries.
The Cassandra Crossing - "'The Cassandra Crossing"' is a 1976 Italian-British disaster/thriller film directed by George Pan Cosmatos and starring Richard Harris, Sophia Loren, Martin Sheen, Burt Lancaster, Lee_Strasberg, Ava Gardner and O. J. Simpson about an infected Swedish terrorist who plagues a train's passengers as they head to a derelict arch bridge
Following two minor heart attacks he had to undergo an emergency quadruple heart bypass in 1983, after which he was extremely weak, but he still managed to attend a 1988 Congressional hearing with old colleagues such as Jimmy Stewart and Ginger Rogers to protest media magnate Ted Turner's plan to colorize various black-and-white films from the 1930s and '40s.
In 1985, Lancaster, a longtime supporter of gay rights, joined the fight against AIDS after his close friend, Rock Hudson, contracted the disease.
James Stewart - Smith Goes to Washington" in 1988, when he made an impassioned plea in Congressional hearings, along with colleagues Burt Lancaster, Katharine_Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, and film director Martin Scorsese, against Ted Turner's decision to 'colorize' classic black and white films, including It's a Wonderful Life.
He died in his Century City apartment in Los Angeles from a third heart attack on October 20, 1994 at the age of 80.
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 twelve of the actor's finest films, from "The Killers" of 1946 to "Atlantic City" in 1980