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Victor Mature
Biographical Information
Born January 29th, 1913
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died August 4th, 1999
Rancho Santa Fe, California, United States
Productions Lady in the Dark as Randy Curtis (original Broadway cast)
Footlight Serenade as Tommy Lundy
Seven Days' Leave as Johnny Grey
Recordings Footlight Serenade (film soundtrack)
Vocal Type Tenor

Victor Mature is an American actor.

Biography

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, he studied and performed at the Pasadena Playhouse but gained attention after being cast Tumak in One Million B.C. leading to roles in a number of musicals such as No, No, Nanette as well as the widely acclaimed western My Darling Clementine.

However, Mature found his niche in Biblical and epic pictures such as The Robe, Demetrius and the Gladiators and Samson and Delilah. After a period of retirement he appeared in more comic, often self-parodying productions such as After the Fox, Head and Every Little Crook and Nanny.

Mature passed away in 1999.

Singing

After originating the role of Randy in Lady in the Dark, he performed the song "I'll Be Marching to a Love Song" in Footlight Serenade and segments of several numbers with his fellow soldiers in Seven Days' Leave. He also performed two duets with Rita Hayworth on her self-named album.

Film

Footlight Serenade (1942)

  • I'll Be Marching to a Love Song (contains solo lines)

Seven Days' Leave (1942)

  • Please Won't You Leave My Girl Alone
  • You Speak My Language
  • A Touch of Texas
  • Pop! Goes the Weasel (solo)

Stage

Lady in the Dark (1941)(originated the role)

  • It Looks Like Liza
  • This Woman at the Altar
  • The Greatest Show on the Earth (contains solo lines)

Albums

Rita Hayworth (1971)

  • Oh, the Pity of It All (duet)
  • Here You Are (duet)