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Birth Name: Victor John Mature

Born: 29 January 1913 Died: 4 August 1999

Country of origin: United States

Height: 6' 2"


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Description: The first male film star to be officially labelled a "hunk," Victor Mature was the son of Swiss immigrants. When he arrived in California to study acting at the Pasadena Playhouse, Mature was so broke that he lived in a pup tent in a vacant lot and subsisted on canned sardines and chocolate bars. There was speculation amongst his fellow students that Mature's spartan lifestyle was deliberately engineered to draw publicity to himself; if so, the ploy worked, and by 1938 he'd been signed to a contract by producer Hal Roach. Mature's first starring film role was as Tumack the caveman in Roach's One Million BC (1940), whic ... (more)
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2. The Robe (1953)
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3. Head
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5. Kiss of Death (1947)
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