Here goes. Eventually Marcellus found success in the commercial refrigeration business. Not exactly a model student, Mature was sent home on his first day of school at the George H.
Victor Mature was larger than life. Irene Dunne, also born in Louisville, took the female honors. In his youthful prime in the s, the 6-foot-2, pound Mature had all the equipment needed to become an exotic matinee idol: muscular build, rumbling voice, shock of wavy black hair, dark hooded eyes with sardonic brows, a noble Roman nose and full, sensuous lips.
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With his rugged features and earthy sex appeal, Victor Mature ushered in a new breed of postwar Hollywood actor, far removed from the debonair matinee idols of the s. Following success as an upbeat leading man in the early s Fox musicals, opposite the likes of Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth, he went on deliver two of his most powerful performances in My Darling Clementine and Kiss of Death But it was in the biblical epics such as Samson and DelilahThe Robe and Demetrius and the Gladiators that his heartfelt acting and statuesque, larger than life screen presence finally secured his place as a Hollywood icon.
He was Though he admitted to being a better golfer than actor, Mature, who had leading roles in almost 50 films, came along at a time when inscrutable leading men with muscular physiques were in fashion. He is best remembered for Biblical spectacles including Cecil B.
Sign in. Ackley and Marcellus George Mature, a cutler and knife sharpener. Mature worked as a teenager with his father as a salesman for butcher supplies.
His craggy features, with their full lips and heavily lidded eyes were more controversial - women either loved them or loathed them - and in one of his films, Wabash Avenue, the heroine Betty Grable actually calls him "fishface". But his physique made him a perfect Samson and hero of biblical epics such as The Robe. He never professed to be a great actor, and stated in"Actually, I am a golfer.