Actor, PVT Burt Lancaster US Army (Served 1942-1945)
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PVT Burt Lancaster
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Short Bio: Burton Lancaster was born the youngest of four children into a happy, but poor family. As a child, he worked shining shoes, selling newspapers, and shovelling snow to help out with domestic finances. The young Burt had hopes of singing opera, but these were dashed when his voice broke.
Lancaster enrolled at New York University in the hope of becoming a gym teacher, but soon got bored and ran away to join the circus, where he became an acrobat.
Burt joined the army in early 1942, shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.