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). Some of his memorable songs are: "Ek chatur naar" from "Padosan", "Aao Twist Karen" (Let's do the twist) from "Bhoot Bangla", "Yeh do deewane dil ke" from Johar Mehmood in Goa, "Hum kaale hai to kyaa huaa dilwaale hain" (What if I am dark, I have a heart) from "Gumnaam". Demille's Bible epic, Samson and Delilah. Mehmood's son Lucky Ali is a popular singer who has also acted in films. Victor also starred with Hedy Lamarr in Cecil B. He died in his sleep on July 23, 2004 in Pennsylvania, USA where he had gone for treatment of lungs disease after suffering poor health for several years. Both films deal with the fate of the robe worn by Jesus before the crucifixion. He later went on to act in lead roles but he was appreciated for his comedy.

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). He started off by doing small unnoticed roles in films like "Do Bigha Zameen" and "Pyaasa". After the war, Mature was cast by John Ford in My Darling Clementine, playing Doc Holliday opposite Henry Fonda's Wyatt Earp. He got a small break as a murder victim in CID. However, with the US entry into World War II, Mature entered military service. It was after marriage and becoming a father that he decided to act to earn a better living. 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. He later married her sister Madhu.

He was most commonly associated with the term "beefcake" due to his muscular physique and stolid onscreen manner. He was hired to teach table tennis to Meena Kumari in those days. Victor Mature (born in Louisville, Kentucky; 1915–1999) was an American film actor. He worked as director P L Santoshi's driver (Later Santoshi's son Rajkumar Santoshi cast Mehmood in his venture Andaz Apna Apna). Some of his early jobs before he started acting were driving, doing odd jobs, selling poultry. Mehmood was one of nine children born to actor and dancer Mumtaj Ali in Bombay. Mehmood started acting as a reluctant child actor in Bombay Talkies films like Kismet.

He worked in over 300 Hindi films in a career spanning three decades. He was known and appreciated for playing comic roles in Hindi films. Mehmood Ali (1932 - July 23, 2004) popularly known simply as Mehmood, was an Indian actor, director and producer. "Johar Mehood in Hong Kong".

"Johar Mehmood in Goa". "Sabse Bada Rupaiya" (Rupee is bigger than all). "Jinny and Johny". "Do Phool".

"Sangharsh". "Kunwaara Baap" (Single father) (1974). "Main Sundar Hoon" (I am beautiful) (1971) with Leena Chandawarkar. "Humjoli" (1970).

"Sadhu aur Shaitan" (Mendicant and devil) (1968). "Bombay to Goa". "Bhoot Bangla" (Deserted house). "Do Poo" (1968).

"Aankhen" (Eyes) (1968). "Padosan" (Neighborette) (1968) with Sunil Dutt, Saira Banu and Kishore Kumar. "Patthar ke Sanam" (1967). "Love in Tokyo" (1966) with Shobha Khote.

"Pyar Kiye Ja"(Keep loving) (1966) with Mumtaaz. "Gumnaam" (1965) with Helen. "Sasuraal" (In law's place) (1961) with Shobha Khote.

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