(Burton Stephen) (1913-1994) US film actor, formerly a circus acrobat. A star from his first film, The Killers 1946, he proved himself adept both at action roles and more complex character parts as in such films as From Here to Eternity 1953, Elmer Gantry 1960 (Academy Award), The Leopard/Il Gattopardo 1963, The Swimmer 1968, and Atlantic City 1980.
Lancaster was spotted by a Hollywood agent in his first Broadway acting role 1945. Following his successful screen debut and several further underworld films, he switched to swashbuckling in The Flame and the Arrow 1950 and The Crimson Pirate 1952, taking pride in performing his own stunts. In a different vein, he took on the role of a down-at-heel ex-alcoholic in Come Back Little Sheba 1953. He continued to alternate heroic roles with offbeat characterizations like the odious gossip columnist of Sweet Smell of Success 1957. In 1948 he became one of the first Hollywood stars to form his own production company, Hecht-Hill-Lancaster.
1. A city in northwestern England.
2. The English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461; its emblem was a red rose; Also called: House of Lancaster, Lancastrian line.
3. City in California (USA); zip code 93534.
4. City in Kansas (USA).
5. City in Kentucky (USA); zip code 40444.
6. City in Minnesota (USA).
7. City in Missouri (USA); zip code 63548.
8. City in Ohio (USA); zip code 43130.
9. City in Pennsylvania (USA); zip code 17602.
10. City in South Carolina (USA); zip code 29720.
11. City in Texas (USA).
12. City in Wisconsin (USA); zip code 53813.
13. Unincorporated community in New Hampshire (USA).
14. Village in New York (USA); zip code 14086.
(US) City in Pennsylvania, US, 115 km/70 mi W of Philadelphia; It produces textiles and electrical goods. It was capital of the US briefly 1777, and was the state capital 1799–1812.(UK) City in Lancashire, England, on the river Lune; It was the former county town of Lancashire (now Preston). Industries include paper, furniture, plastics, chemicals, textiles, and floor coverings. A castle here, which incorporates Roman work, was captured by Cromwell during the Civil War.
British heavy bomber of World War II made by the Avro company. It was first flown June 1941 and developed into the RAF’s best heavy bomber of the war, scoring many notable successes including the sinking of the Tirpitz and the “dambuster” raids 1944.
A heavy four-engine bomber, it was capable of carrying up to 6,350 kg/14,000 lbs of bombs at a speed of 462 kph/287 mph for 2,575 km/1,600 mi. Highly adaptable, it could carry the 5,500 kg/12,000 lb Tallboy bomb and also took the bouncing bomb used in the “dambuster” raids against the Ruhr dams.