Burt Lancaster : Daring to Reach

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Burt Lancaster: Daring to Reach

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Burt Lancaster : Daring to Reach

Release Date: March 15, 1996

Year    :   1996
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Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   Wombat Productions
Director    :   Gene Feldman
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter
RunTime    :   50 mins.

Born November 2, 1913, he went from street-wise tough to art-collector liberal-activist, from circus-acrobat hunk to Academy Award winner. Burton Stephen Lancaster - later Burt Lancaster - was one of five children of a New York City postal worker. Burt recalled family life as warm and mutually supportive. At the Union Settlement House, he and boyhood friend Nick Cravat formed an acrobatic team. By eighteen, Burt was 6'2" and blessed with the athletic physique and dynamic good looks that helped make him famous. A basketball scholarship was not enough to keep him in NYU beyond his sophomore year. That's when he and the 5'2" Cravat joined a circus, earning $3 weekly between them. A stint in the Army introduced Burt to acting and led him to Hollywood where his first release, The Killers (1946), propelled him to stardom at age 32. He took control of his own career and seldom faltered.


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