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Burt Lancaster Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Children

Burt Lancaster Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 84 kg
Date of Birth November 2, 1913
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Date of Death October 20, 1994

Burt Lancaster was an Academy Award-winning American actor and producer whose work in such films as The Killers (1946), The Crimson Pirate (1952), From Here to Eternity (1953), Sweet Smell of Success (1957), Separate Tables (1958), Elmer Gantry (1960), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), The Leopard (1963), Atlantic City (1980), etc. made him one of the most distinguished stars during the Golden Era of Hollywood.

Born Name

Burton Stephen Lancaster

Nick Name

Burt, Mr. Muscles and Teeth

Burt Lancaster as seen in Desert Fury in 1947
Burt Lancaster as seen in Desert Fury in 1947 (Hal Wallis Productions / Wikimedia / Public Domain)


Burt was born on November 2, 1913.


He died from a heart attack on October 20, 1994, in Los Angeles at the age of 80 years.

Sun Sign


Born Place

New York City, New York, United States





Burt was a graduate of the DeWitt Clinton High School. During his school years, he became famous as a basketball player.

He received an athletic scholarship to study at New York University. However, he dropped out before completing his graduation.


Actor, Producer


  • Father – James Lancaster (Mailman)
  • Mother – Elizabeth Roberts
  • Siblings – He had 4 siblings.

Net Worth

At the time of his death, Burt Lancaster’s net worth was $60 million according to




6 ft or 183 cm (via a Military Paper)


84 kg or 185 lbs (via a Military Paper)

Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse

Burt Lancaster had dated –

  1. Gina Lollobrigida – RUMOR
  2. Katy Jurado
  3. June Ernst (1935-1946) – He was married to the trapeze acrobat June Ernst from 1935 until December 1946.
  4. Norma Anderson (1945-1969) – On December 28, 1946, he tied the knot with Norma Anderson after meeting her a year before. The couple stayed married for 22 years until their divorce in July 1969. During their marriage, they welcomed 5 children together, sons James Stephen ‘Jimmy’ Lancaster (b. June 30, 1946) and Bill Lancaster (b. November 17, 1947) as well as daughters Susan Elizabeth Lancaster (b. July 5, 1949), Joanna Mari Lancaster (b. July 1951), and Sighle Lancaster (b. 1954).
  5. Yvonne De Carlo (1948) – RUMOR
  6. Deborah Kerr (1953) – RUMOR
  7. Shelley Winters (1961) – RUMOR
  8. Marlene Dietrich (1961) – RUMOR
  9. Jackie Bone
  10. Joan Blondell
  11. Marlon Brando – RUMOR
  12. Susan Martin (1991-1994) – He wed Susan Martin on September 10, 1991. However, their marriage only lasted for 3 years as Lancaster passed away on October 20, 1994.
Burt Lancaster as seen with Ava Gardner in the 1946 film The Killers
Burt Lancaster as seen with Ava Gardner in the 1946 film The Killers (The Killers Trailer Screenshot / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity


He had Northern Irish ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

However, his hair had turned ‘Gray’ at the time of his death.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • His radiant smile, which he referred to as ‘The Grin’
  • Very distinctive, clipped manner of speaking
  • Raspy voice with a clear New York accent



However, he was raised in a Christian household in a Protestant denomination.

Burt Lancaster as seen in a still from the 1961 film Judgment at Nuremberg
Burt Lancaster as seen in a still from the 1961 film Judgment at Nuremberg (Roxlom Films/United Artists / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Burt Lancaster Facts

  1. He survived the Great Depression by working as a n*de model during the day and as a singing waiter at night.
  2. Lancaster was named the 19th ‘Greatest Male Star of Classic Hollywood Cinema’ by the American Film Institute in 1999.
  3. His highly-publicized friendship with fellow actor Kirk Douglas was largely a PR stunt. In reality, they both saw each other as fierce rivals although they shared a mutual respect for each other’s acting talent.
  4. The first star ever placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame belonged to Lancaster.
  5. He was among the many people named on President Richard Nixon‘s notorious ‘Enemies List’ from 1973. The list also included other celebrities like Paul Newman, Gene Hackman, Hugh Hefner, and Norman Lear.
  6. Burt was among a select few actors asked to speak at Martin Luther King‘s historic March On Washington in 1963.
  7. His phenomenal performance as J.J. Hunsecker in Sweet Smell of Success (1957) was ranked at the 76th spot on the ‘100 Greatest Performances of All Time’ list by Premiere Magazine in 2006.
  8. Burt lost out on playing iconic characters like Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972). Both roles eventually went to Marlon Brando and helped in establishing him as a legendary actor in Hollywood.

Featured Image by Hal Wallis Productions / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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