Victor Mature

Victor Mature (born in Louisville, Kentucky; 1915–1999) was an American film actor. He was most commonly associated with the term "beefcake" due to his muscular physique and stolid onscreen manner.

His first leading role was as a fur-clad caveman in One Million B.C. (1940), after which he joined 20th Century Fox to star opposite actresses such as Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth. However, with the US entry into World War II, Mature entered military service.

After the war, Mature was cast by John Ford in My Darling Clementine, playing Doc Holliday opposite Henry Fonda's Wyatt Earp. For the next decade, Mature settled into playing hard-boiled characters in a range of genres such as westerns and Biblical films, such as The Robe (with Richard Burton and Jean Simmons) and the popular sequel to The Robe, Demetrius and the Gladiators (with Susan Hayward). Both films deal with the fate of the robe worn by Jesus before the crucifixion. Victor also starred with Hedy Lamarr in Cecil B. Demille's Bible epic, Samson and Delilah.

Additional films by Victor Mature include The Egyptian (1954) and Chief Crazy Horse (1955).


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Additional films by Victor Mature include The Egyptian (1954) and Chief Crazy Horse (1955). He left his wife, Gloria, and four children. Demille's Bible epic, Samson and Delilah. Among his last words, he is reported to have expressed thanks for the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement which he expected to win at some future date. Victor also starred with Hedy Lamarr in Cecil B. O'Connor was still making public appearances well into 2003. Both films deal with the fate of the robe worn by Jesus before the crucifixion. After overcoming a drinking problem in the 1970s, he continued to make film and television appearances into the 1990s.

For the next decade, Mature settled into playing hard-boiled characters in a range of genres such as westerns and Biblical films, such as The Robe (with Richard Burton and Jean Simmons) and the popular sequel to The Robe, Demetrius and the Gladiators (with Susan Hayward). When the heyday of the film musical was over, O'Connor returned to the stage, and had a short-lived television series during the late 1960s. After the war, Mature was cast by John Ford in My Darling Clementine, playing Doc Holliday opposite Henry Fonda's Wyatt Earp. During World War II, he was re-invented as a star of musical films. However, with the US entry into World War II, Mature entered military service. However, he did have a separate Hollywood career in the late 1930s, in which he played such incongruous roles as Beau Geste. His first leading role was as a fur-clad caveman in One Million B.C. (1940), after which he joined 20th Century Fox to star opposite actresses such as Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth. His boyish looks did not allow him to take a romantic lead, except when appearing with a bigger star such as Ethel Merman (in Call Me Madam) or Bing Crosby (with whom he appeared in his first film at the age of eleven).

He was most commonly associated with the term "beefcake" due to his muscular physique and stolid onscreen manner. Yet it was as a comedy actor and a song-and-dance man that he became famous. Victor Mature (born in Louisville, Kentucky; 1915–1999) was an American film actor. His father died of a heart attack only a few weeks later. As a toddler, he and his sister were involved in a road accident, which resulted in her death. O'Connor was born into an Irish immigrant family of vaudeville entertainers.

He is still best known for his performance in the movie musical Singing in the Rain. Donald O'Connor (August 28, 1925 - September 27, 2003) was a singer, dancer and actor who came to fame in a series of movies in which he co-starred with Francis, the talking mule. Out to Sea - 1997. Father Frost - 1996.

Bandit: Bandit's Silver Angel - 1994 (made for television). Toys - 1992. A Time to Remember - 1987. Alice in Wonderland - 1985 (made for television).

Alice in Wonderland - 1983 (made for television). Pandemonium - 1982. Ragtime - 1981. The Donald O'Connor Show - 1968 (television series).

That Funny Feeling - 1965. Le Meraviglie di Aladino - 1961. Cry for Happy - 1961. The Buster Keaton Story - 1957.

Anything Goes - 1956. Francis in the Navy - 1955. There's No Business Like Show Business - 1954. Francis Joins the WACS - 1954.

Walking My Baby Back Home - 1953. Francis Covers the Big Town - 1953. Call Me Madam - 1953. I Love Melvin - 1953.

Francis Goes to West Point - 1952. Singin' in the Rain - 1952. Francis Goes to the Races - 1951. Double Crossbones - 1951.

The Milkman - 1950. Curtain Call at Cactus Creek - 1950. Francis - 1950 - first of the "talking mule" movies. Yes Sir That's My Baby - 1949.

Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin - 1948. Are You with It? - 1948. Something in the Wind - 1947. Patrick the Great - 1945.

Bowery to Broadway - 1944. The Merry Monahans - 1944. This Is the Life - 1944. Chip Off the Old Block - 1944.

Top Man - 1943. Mister Big - 1943. It Comes Up Love - 1943. When Johnny Comes Marching Home - 1942.

Get Hep to Love - 1942. Give Out, Sisters - 1942. Private Buckaroo - 1942. What's Cookin'? - 1942.

Night Work - 1939. On Your Toes - 1939. Death of a Champion - 1939. Beau Geste - 1939.

Million Dollar Legs - 1939. Unmarried - 1939. Boy Trouble - 1939. Tom Sawyer, Detective - 1938.

Sons of the Legion - 1938. Sing You Sinners - 1938. Men with Wings - 1938. It Can't Last Forever - 1937.

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