Victor Mature

Born Jan 29, 1913

Victor John Mature was an American stage, film and television actor.

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1913 Birth Born on January 29, 1913.
1918 5 Years Old An older brother, Marcellus Paul Mature, died at 11 in 1918 from osteomyelitis. … Read More


1939 26 Years Old Mature signed a seven-year contract with Roach in September 1939. … Read More
1941 28 Years Old 1 More Event
The musical debuted on Broadway in January 1941 and was a smash hit, making a star of Danny Kaye and Macdonald Carey, and causing fresh appreciation for Mature's talents. … Read More
1942 29 Years Old In July 1942, Mature attempted to enlist in the U.S. Navy, but was rejected for color blindness. … Read More


1944 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1944, he did a series of War Bond tours and acted in morale shows.
1945 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 1945, Mature was reassigned to the Coast Guard manned troop transport, which was involved in transferring troops to the Pacific Theater.
1949 36 Years Old In late 1949 Mature was meant to fulfill another commitment at RKO, Alias Mike Fury (the new title for Mr Whiskers). … Read More
1950 37 Years Old In September 1950 he was making a film in Montana about fire fighters, Wild Winds, for Fox with John Lund. … Read More
1952 39 Years Old The Robe had been in development in Hollywood for over a decade. In December 1952 Mature signed to play Demetrius in two movies, The Robe and a sequel, Demetrius and the Gladiator. … Read More


1953 40 Years Old Back at RKO, Mature made Dangerous Mission for producer Irwin Allen. He travelled to Holland in September 1953 to support Clarke Gable and Lana Turner in a World War Two film made at MGM, Betrayed, another popular success. … Read More
1954 41 Years Old In 1954, Mature signed a two-picture deal with Columbia Pictures, giving him script and co-star approval, at $200,000 a film. … Read More
1955 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 1955, while making Last Frontier, Mature announced he had also signed a contract with United Artists for them to finance and distribute six films over five years for Mature's own company.
1959 46 Years Old Mature was reunited with producer Irwin Allen for The Big Circus, shot in early 1959. … Read More


1968 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In a similar vein in 1968 he played a giant, The Big Victor, in Head, a potpourri movie starring The Monkees. … Read More
1971 58 Years Old He came out of retirement again in 1971 to star in Every Little Crook and Nanny and again in 1976 along with many other former Hollywood stars in Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood.


1979 66 Years Old His last feature film appearance was a cameo as a millionaire in Firepower in 1979, while his final acting role was that of Samson's father Manoah in the TV movie Samson and Delilah in 1984. … Read More
1980 67 Years Old In 1980 he said he was "pretty proud of about 50% of my motion pictures. … Read More
1999 87 Years Old Mature died of leukemia in 1999 at his Rancho Santa Fe, California home, at the age of 86. … Read More
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