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Victor Mature (1913–1999)


American leading man Victor John Mature was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Clara P. (Ackley) and Marcellus George Mature, a cutler and knife sharpener. His father, born Marcello Gelindo Maturi in Pinzolo, Trentino, was Italian, and his mother was of Swiss-German and German descent. Mature worked as a teenager with his father as a salesman for ... See full bio »

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(1949)
I Wake Up Screaming Frankie Christopher
(1941)
(1940)

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 1984 Samson and Delilah (TV Movie)
Manoah
 1979 Firepower
Harold Everett
 1972 Every Little Crook and Nanny
Carmine Ganucci
 1968 Head
The Big Victor
 1966 After the Fox
Tony Powell
 1966 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Sparks
- Deadly Creature Below! (1966) ... Sparks (uncredited)
 1961 The Tartars
Oleg
 1959 Hannibal
Hannibal
 1959 Timbuktu
Mike Conway
 1959 The Big Circus
Henry Jasper 'Hank' Whirling
 1959 The Bandit of Zhobe
Kasim Khan
 1959 Escort West
Ben Lassiter
 1958 China Doll
Capt. Cliff Brandon
 1958 Tank Force
Thatcher
 1957 The Long Haul
Harry Miller
 1957 Pickup Alley
Charles Sturgis
 1956 Zarak
Zarak Khan
 1956 The Sharkfighters
Lt. Cmdr. Ben Staves
 1956 Safari
Ken Duffield
 1955 The Last Frontier
Jed Cooper
 1955 Violent Saturday
Shelley Martin
 1955 Chief Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse
 1954 Betrayed
'The Scarf'
 1954 The Egyptian
Horemheb
 1954 Demetrius and the Gladiators
Demetrius
 1954 Dangerous Mission
Matt Hallett
 1953 The Veils of Bagdad
Antar
 1953 The Robe
Demetrius
 1953 Affair with a Stranger
Bill Blakeley
 1953 The Glory Brigade
Lt. Sam Pryor
 1952 Androcles and the Lion
Captain
 1952 Million Dollar Mermaid
James Sullivan
 1952 Something for the Birds
Steve Bennett
 1952 The Las Vegas Story
Lt. Dave Andrews
 1950 Gambling House
Marc Fury
 1950 Stella
Jeff DeMarco
 1950 Wabash Avenue
Andy Clark
 1949 Samson and Delilah
Samson
 1949 Red, Hot and Blue
Danny James
 1949 Easy Living
Pete Wilson
 1948 Cry of the City
Lt. Candella
 1948 Fury at Furnace Creek
Cash Blackwell / Tex Cameron
 1947 Kiss of Death
Nick Bianco
 1947 Moss Rose
Michael Drego
 1946 My Darling Clementine
Doc Holliday
 1942 Seven Days' Leave
Johnny Grey
 1942 Footlight Serenade
Tommy Lundy
 1942 My Gal Sal
Paul Dresser
 1942 Song of the Islands
Jefferson Harper
 1941 The Shanghai Gesture
Doctor Omar
 1941 I Wake Up Screaming
Frankie Christopher
 1940 No, No, Nanette
William Trainor
 1940 Captain Caution
Dan Marvin
 1940 One Million B.C.
Tumak
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Other Works:

(1/17/48) Radio: Appeared (as "Nick Bianco") in a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of "Kiss of Death". See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

One time he [Cecil B. DeMille] came up to me and said, "Victor, my boy. We're ready to do the scene where you fight the lion. We have a real lion, but he's very tame, a very sweet old lion. His name is Jackie. When you fight him, I'd like you to put your head in his mouth. Now don't worry; nothing can happen - Jackie has no teeth." I said, "Mr. DeMille, I don't even want to be gummed!" I did not ... See more »

Trivia:

Featured in "Bad Boys: The Actors of Film Noir" by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry (McFarland, 2003). See more »

Trademark:

Making use of his powerful physique, he became associated with "beefcake" scenes involving bondage and torture. In "Samson and Delilah" (1949) he was blinded and forced to turn a gristmill. In "The Robe" (1953) he suffered while stretched out on a torture-table inside a Roman dungeon. In "Zarak" (1957) he endured two separate floggings. In "Timbuktu" (1959) he found himself staked out, ... See more »

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Aquarius

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