Victor Mature

The son of an Austrian scissors grinder, Victor headed out to Hollywood in 1932 at the age of 19. After appearing in more than 60 community playhouse productions in Pasadena, his breakout film role came in 1939 when he was cast as a caveman (and the son of Lon Chaney, Jr.’s character) in Hal Roach’s fantasy epic One Million B.C. In the 1940s and 1950s, Victor proved to be an extremely versatile actor – appearing in comedies, adventures, dramas, musicals and suspense films. His rugged good looks earned him throngs of adoring female fans, as well as the nickname “The Hunk.” Victor’s talents also helped him land several starring roles opposite Betty Grable, including I Wake Up Screaming (1941) and Footlight Serenade (1942). Of his 55 film and television credits, one of Victor’s most famous roles was as the long-haired hero in the biblical epic Samson and Delilah (1949). For more information about Victor, click here.

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