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Burt Lancaster's Height is 6ft 1in (185 cm)

American actor best remembered for films such as From Here to Eternity, Judgment at Nuremberg, Trapeze, Run Silent Run Deep, Elmer Gantry, Atlantic City, The Killers, Sweet Smell of Success and The Birdman of Alcatraz.

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Comment on the Height of Burt Lancaster

Beau said on 17/Oct/15
I never met Burt Lancaster, but I did work with Karl Malden, as an actor in 1987, on the film "Nuts". I ran into Malden in the makeup trailer one morning, and he was a solid 6'1, as I am. In "Birdman of Alcatraz" when he and Lancaster stand face to face, they are almost the exact height. I'd say Burt was 6'1"
Larry said on 8/Sep/15
Lancaster was 74 in "Field of Dreams".

He was an inch taller than Clark Gable.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Aug/15
He actually did look about the same as Costner in Field of Dreams which is one of his last on-screen appearances. Some guys lose hardly anything.
[Editor Rob: I hope celebheights visitors stay tall into their 60's, but unfortunately genetics can mean disc degeneration occurs more in some, than others.]
Sam said on 13/Jul/15
I wonder if he popped on lifts to appear opposite Costner in Field of Dreams, I find it hard to believe he'd still be dead-even with Costner around the age of 80 with a clearly curved spine. There's a few photos of Lancaster hanging with Clark Gable and Gable looks the same height or even possibly a fraction higher. Gable could look as weak as a six foot even but maybe Gable pulled a footwear advantage on the younger star in those (I know Gable wasn't adverse to height trickery after his appearance in The Tall Men compared to Robert Ryan).
Gonzalo said on 3/Jul/15
Another ticky guy. In The flame and the arrow (great film, by the way), he looks a bit over 1`80. In field of dreams, in his seventies, he looks as tall as Kevin Costner who is clearly a legit 1`85 guy.
In the Charlton Heston page I posted a pic of both men together and Burt doesn´t look over 1`82-83. I could go on.
He looks anywhere from 1`81 to 1`87
Sam said on 5/Jun/15
Rob, could you add The Killers, Sweet Smell of Success and The Leopard to his credits? I think you could argue the latter two are near his top all time performances.
Steve said on 26/Jan/15
Burt with Gary Cooper

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Sam said on 1/Dec/14
Lancaster with Gregory Peck. With Lancaster being closer to the camera it makes them look closer in height than they really were.
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Sam said on 24/Nov/14
Yeah, a good biography, could have done without Lancaster's buttocks on the back cover though.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Nov/14
Could look 6ft1-6ft2 in movies
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 8/Nov/14
Taller than Bruce Davison in the pretty good western 'Ulzana's Raid'.
Arch Stanton said on 7/Oct/14
:Sam, you've clearly not read the Stroud biography!!
Arch Stanton said on 7/Oct/14
Does look 6'1" next to Scofield in The Train.
Ian C. said on 25/Jul/14
Lancaster was in the same rough height class as Lee Marvin in The Professionals, which made him tall. What is interesting about that is that he was once a circus acrobat. That would be a vocation where being tall would be a disadvantage, but you can see Lancaster swinging in circles on a horizontal flag pole in The Flame and the Arrow. That would have taken quite a bit of strength for anyone over six feet tall. A very gifted guy, and obviously intelligent, as in fact most movie stars are.
Sam said on 20/Jun/14
I thought he was fairly good in Birdman of Alcatraz but its definitely one of those Stanley Kramer-type message movies that aged not-so-well, they seemed prevalent in the late 50s/early 60s. It would have been interesting to see a gritty, violent Birdman remake in the 70s with Gene Hackman being directed by someone like Friedkin, Scorsese or Coppola, which would not skimp on the brutal side of the character.
Arch Stanton said on 14/Jun/14
Looks a weak 6'1 in Birdman of Alcatraz. Completely got the atmosphere of Alcatraz and Stroud wrong though. It should have been a gritty, violent film, but it glorified him.
Arch Stanton said on 10/May/14
Not Lancaster's best performance of course, that would be Judgement, Elmer Gantry, or Atlantic City, but I thought the film and his performance was thoroughly enjoyable and Magnani was an amazing actress in it.
Arch Stanton said on 10/May/14
I loved it yeah!! I thought she was amazing in it.
Sam said on 6/May/14
Really, The Rose Tattoo?...I wasn't crazy about that one. He and Anna Magnani overacting the hell out of Tennessee Williams dialogue with overblown campy Italian accents (I know that was just the way Magnani talked but Lancaster struck some false notes). I don't think it was nearly as well directed as Sweet Smell.
Arch Stanton said on 5/May/14
Nah, The Rose Tattoo is the best film of Lancaster's by far I've seen and is now one of my favourites of all time.
Sam said on 26/Mar/14
Yeah, she was definitely a little on the short side, I think she wore heels in Sweet Smell. She's was hot enough that (SPOILER ALERT) it almost explained Lancaster's creepy, incestous obsession with her in the movie.
Arch Stanton said on 25/Mar/14
Sam do you think Susan Harrison looked 5'3" as listed? She was a gorgeous looking gal..
Arch Stanton said on 24/Mar/14
I know Burt, but I go by year of release which was 1960. Technically 1959 really as you say though.

Lancaster still looked 2-2.5 inches taller than Kirk Douglas in lifts in Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Those are actually my two favourite Lancaster films too Sam :-]
Burt said on 18/Mar/14
Arch, both "The Unforgiven" and "Elmer Gantry" were filmed in 1959 when Lancaster was 45.
avi said on 16/Mar/14
Never was much taller than 5'10ish Telly Savalas in the birdman from Alcatraz movie. 6'0ish probably
Jeff C said on 9/Jan/14
Sam says on 8/Jan/14
"Sweet Smell of Success is my very favorite Lancaster film"
I have to agree with you Sam, I think It was also Tony Curtis finest acting. Fantastic Film, too bad it wasnt a blockbuster. However, it has become a cult classic.
Sam said on 8/Jan/14
Sweet Smell of Success is my very favorite Lancaster film, more so than From Here to Eternity, a more praised film. Also a big fan of The Killers, Atlantic City, The Leopard and Go Tell the Spartans...he always made interesting choices.
Jeff C said on 6/Jan/14
I think one one of his best films was "Sweet Smell Of Success" with Tony Curtis. Very underrated.
James said on 29/Dec/13
Lancaster was only six foot, as others have said he was three inches shorter than Gary Cooper. Lancaster was 74 when "Field of Dreams" was filmed in 1988, so he might have only been 5'11" in his last movie. He was not actually that fit physically because he chain smoked Camels and drank heavily.
Arch Stanton said on 23/Dec/13
Doesn't really look over 6 ft in The Leopard either. Of course the lovely Claudia Cardinale was also in that film!
Arch Stanton said on 23/Dec/13
What happens to guys in their 60s really is most cruel! Harrison Ford is one of the few guys who seem to have got through his 60s relatively unscathed. If you compare Lancaster in Airport in 1970 to Atlantic City in 1980 he aged 25 years in 10 years! My dad's 66 in June and has aged immensely in the last 5 years and has pretty much lost his athletic frame and has now shrunk and looks quite frail and his skin has yellowed. He looked pretty good up until about 60.
Arch Stanton said on 23/Dec/13
Thanks. Oddly Lancaster looks a bit shorter than 5'10" listed Robert Joy in Atlantic City!! He really looks noticeably shorter than 6'1", he was 67 when they made it.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Dec/13
He won an Oscar for Best Actor for Elmer Gantry and BAFTA for Best Actor for Atlantic City.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Dec/13
Rob can you add Elmer Gantry and Atlantic City? I'd argue that those were among his best known roles.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Dec/13
Lancaster had a really tough year in 1960 didn't he, working opposite Audrey Hepburn in The Unforgiven and Jean Simmons in Elmer Gantry. Poor chap! Looks a strong 6'1 range in The Unforgiven but he's in cowboy boots.
Arch Stanton said on 13/Dec/13
Actually looked 6'2 in Judgement at Nuremberg I though, but they made him look radically different.
Arch Stanton said on 8/Dec/13
In The Rainmaker he has 1-2 inches on an actor who in the film claims to be six foot and they make a thing of it. He also looks a strong 6'1" next to Katharine Hepburn in it IMO. I think He can look more 6' at times but I think 6'1" is accurate for peak. His hair reminds me of mine..
Sam said on 14/Nov/13
He was a interesting guy, I read his biography. He was a producer with a real keen creative eye and successfully broke away from the beefcake image he first had...he also was an experienced acrobat and maintained superior strength to the end of his days. On the other hand, like a lot of successful guys, he could be a real SOB and was a womanizer and generally bad to his wife. My favorite ancedote was when a snooty 7-year-old Macaulay Culkin was rude to a 80-year-old Lancaster, Burt threatened to beat his little butt.
Arch Stanton said on 3/Nov/13
Well he didn't look over an inch shorter than Dean Jagger in Elmer Gantry who was clearly a solid 6'2" next to Peck in earlier films so he had to be 6'1. He can look more 6 ft at other times though.
Arch Stanton said on 3/Nov/13
Doesn't really look over 6 ft in Elmer Gantry
high tom said on 28/Sep/13
just watched 'Brute Force" (circa 1947) with Charles Bickford co-starring: Bickford
was about 65 at that time. His height was listed as 6'1" and in the scene where they're standing almost nose-to-nose, Burt was at least 2" shorter...
Sam said on 5/Sep/13
Hard to tell, but to my eyes Delon could have pulled off 5'10"...he's got several inches on Charles Bronson for example.
IndroB said on 12/Aug/13
I am sorry, are you serious?
Burt Lancaster is at least 8-10 cm taller than Alain Delon, who incidentally is probably closer to 5'9'' than 5'10''.
6'1'' sounds right for Lancaster, anything over 5'9'' for Delon is way off.
Knowitall said on 18/Jul/13
I'm convinced that Cooper was taller than six three. Perhaps closer to six four.

Think about it. Like Rock Hudson, Cooper always appeared taller than all the men in his films. He was a good two inches talker than six foot two Lon Cheney Jr. And if Tony Perkins was really six two then Coop was six four because he was a solid two inches talker than Perkins in Friendly Persuasion.

So if Coop was six four, and three inches taller than Lancaster, Burt was six one.
jano said on 11/Jun/13
i seen this 2 guys burt lancaster and alain delon . delon is 5 ft 10 burt lancaster is 6 ft 1 tall
Arch Stanton said on 10/Jun/13
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Rob see from 26 minutes onwards. Pause at 29:12 in particular, how much to you reckon Gary Cooper has one him? It looks an easy 3 inches to me. I mean if Cooper really was 6 ft 2 Lancaster would be struggling with 5 ft 11! And if Cooper was only 6'3", Lancaster doesn't look above 6'..
[Editor Rob: not sure a big 3 inches there.]
Arch Stanton said on 10/Jun/13
Rob can you add Elmer Gantry, he won an Oscar for that film!

Do you mean Fields of Dreams? Well that film was 1989, he'd have been 76 by then and probably nearer 5 ft 11. Not seen that film in yonks though, I can't remember how he looked, but as I say I get a very similar height impression in his prime to Reagan and Grant. 6'0.5" is possible for his peak don't you think?
[Editor Rob: yeah it's that film]
Arch Stanton said on 9/Jun/13
Doesn't even look close to a real 6'2" in Vengeance Valley Frenchman. Charlton Heston looked a lot bigger. Lancaster looks about the same height as Cary Grant and Reagan weak 6'1" I think. 6'0.5"-6'1" looks about right. He reminds me a bit of a John Schneider from Smallville facially.
Arch Stanton said on 9/Jun/13
Rob can you update his films Rob, known for films like From Here to Eternity, Marty, Trapeze, Sweet Smell of Success, Elmer Gantry, Birdman of Alcatraz and Atlantic City.

Watching Vengeance Valley right now, haven't been watching so many films of late as I've been enjoying the sunshine!
[Editor Rob: I'll give him a photo, I noticed an article talking about stand ins for Shoeless Joe, the casting was wanting James Earl Jones (6ft 1.5, 235 pounds), Kevin Costner (6ft and 165 pounds) and Burt Lancaster (6ft, 189 pounds)]
Jeff C said on 4/Jun/13
Frenchman in regard to your post, your way off. Delon is nowhere near 5ft11.5, I woulnt be so sure if I were you. Next to Charles Bronson and Jane Fonda he was barely taller. The most I will give him will be my exact height which is 5ft9.5.
Frenchman said on 1/Jun/13
Burt Lancaster was 6ft2 (188 cm)at his peak. When I watch a movie I always make comparisons between actors. I know it is tricky or misleading because of the camera angle or else, but I am 66 years old and I have done that for so many years that I have come to reliable conclusions. As for Alain Delon, he is either 181 or 182 (a good 5ft11,5 at his peak). I am sure of that too.
Frenchman said on 1/Jun/13
Burt Lancaster was 6ft2 at his peak. When I watch a movie I always make comparisons between actors. I know it is tricky or misleading because of the camera angle or else, but I am 66 years old and I have done that for so many years that I have come to reliable conclusions. As for Alain Delon, he is either 181 or 182 (a good 5ft11,5 at his peak). I am sure of that too.
Jeff C said on 25/May/13
I am a big Alain Delon fan. However, his height has always puzzle me. I grew up with his films as a little kid In Cuba. There is one film in particular called Honor Among Thieves with Charles Bronson, and Delon is one inch taller. So if Bronson is 5.8 then Delon cant be any taller than 5.9. Rob if you get information about his height it will be highly appreciated. Thanks.
[Editor Rob: near 5ft 10 I thought was possible, but I too wasn't sure so haven't yet added him until I watched some of his stuff.]
ArjunaKorale said on 8/May/13
In Vera Cruz with Gary Cooper (where Burt outshone Cooper in every scene in my opinion), Burt seemed a full three inches shorter than Cooper. Cooper has always been listed as 6 ft 3 & nothing more, so my guess is that Burt was a 6 footer & nothing more.
ArjunaKorale said on 8/May/13
Burt was one of my favourite actors...makes today's cool guys like Tome Cruise look like wimps! I've seen him in many films & I always pegged him out as 184 - 183 cm (dead on 6 feet or half an inch over). I really don't think that he was anything over this.
Clint said on 5/Jan/13
Probably you're right, Sam. Actually there are some sites that list Delon 5.10, the official 182 looks a bit too much for him. Moreover, I have seen a pic of Burt colse to Gary Cooper (6.3-6.4), who looks about 2 or 3 inches taller than him. Definitely, 185-186 seems accurate for Burt.
Ps: why isn't Delon listed on this site?
Sam said on 4/Jan/13
I've seen that movie, Clint. Lancaster did look considerably taller. However, I think Delon's listed height is slightly exaggerated. Next to 5'7" Monica Vitti, in L'eclisse he is scarcely taller when she is in heels. Delon's probably a strong 5'10" nothing more.
Clint said on 2/Jan/13
In the movie "Il Gattopardo" by Luchino Visconti, Lancaster looks much taller than Alain Delon, who is listed about 182. I'd say he looks about three inches taller than Delon, definetly around 190, do you see it possible Rob?
Copnovelist195 said on 9/Nov/12
I would say Lancaster was 6ft1 even into old age, possibly 6ft2 at his peak. Always prided himself on his physical fitness into his sixties when his health completely broke down; he even almost died during a gallstone operation. Just goes to show it's what's in your genes at the end of the day. He spent the last twenty years of his life in pretty poor health despite a lifetime's daily fitness regime and being a former acrobat.
Mark said on 9/Sep/07
Talker, actually in Adieu L'ami Delon consistently looks 1-1.5" taller then a good postured Bronson. I believe Bronson at 5'8" gives Delon 5'9.5". In the movie Scorpio, Lancaster is about 3" taller then Delon. Therefore, I give Lancaster 6'0.5"
sam said on 20/Jul/07
I believe that Lancaster is the 6'1", as listed. He was a big, buff kind of guy, but Kate Buford's book listed him as 6'1" and he did look almost 2 inches shorter than an aging (6'3" peak) Gary Cooper in Vera Cruz. Talk of him in lifts I highly doubt, since he always mocked Kirk Douglas's lifts and, so I read, once hid them as a prank, causing Douglas to become so angry he cried.
talker said on 30/May/07
Tony Curtis listing is now 5'8".So you people want to tell me Lancaster looked 5" taller in Trapeze!!Curtis would have looked a midget.Burt looks 3"taller than Curtis,look at the movie..Lancaster was just under 6'.Niven was about 6'also.
Gonzalo said on 24/Apr/07
Delon was about 5`10, which makes Lancaster around 6`1. Niven was 6 feet at the most. Granger looked over 6`1 to me
talker said on 23/Apr/07
Partick,Delon is nowhere near 5'11.5.He is about 5'7" maybe 5'8" at best.Just look him up next to(well documented)5'7" Bronson in Adieu L'ami,they look the same height.Finally,someone who agrees to under 6'1" for Lancaster!!!!
patrick said on 18/Apr/07
He looks tall in most films and mainly during his early career; In "from here to eternity", he looks tall but when facing Monty Cliff, not that!
He was probably between 6 and 6'1 tops and was still clearly taller than 5'11/5 . Delon in "scorpio" though being close to 60.
Again a man looking tall because of his "prince" personality first and then of how well proportioned and slender ha was until 1969 (before his heart attack).
Anonymous2 said on 16/Jan/07
I met David Niven many years ago (we're talking mid-1970s). I was surprised at how tall he was - easily 6'2" as I am 5'10" and looked considerably up at him. He looks very slender on film, but in person there was much more to his frame.
talker said on 11/Dec/06
Burt looks 6'next to Curtis in Trapeze not 6'1'.He's got 3"on Curtis tops.Curtis is 5'9" at the most ,some claim he is 5'8".

Frank 2,Deborah Kerr is tall,do you have any idea what 5'5" looks like next to 6'people?
Stewart Granger was not 6'1",but 6'2".Try to see him in Scaramouche next to 6'3" people,Mel Ferrer and Richard(Bionic woman)Anderson.David Niven was easily 6'.
rasputin said on 1/Oct/06
I'm watching TRAPEZE even as I write. Visually, Burt Lancaster does look to be about 6'1". What is certain is that he has one of the most astonishing physiques in cinema; not an ounce of fat.... just pure ripped sinew. And his proportions are astonishing. What wouldn't I have given to be blessed with a physique like his.
Gonzalo said on 8/Jun/06
He looked around 6`1, maybe a little bit over that.
Frank2 said on 21/May/06
Burt stood tall in several of his films, especially Seven Days in May. In fact he stood so tall playing that crazed general that Kirk Douglas had to go into his closet and find his biggest lifts to wear for that film. On the set Burt constantly kidded Kirk about his lifts which didn't thrill Kirk in the least, but had the crew in stitches. I got that from the guy who edited the film.
Superman said on 20/May/06
If you watch Burt Lancaster in any of the movies he made he never stands tall. He's always leaning forward which give him something of a stoop. Watch him with Dean Jagger in Elmer Gantry. When he stands up straight he's the same height as Jagger. Then if you watch King Creole you see Jagger towers above 6' Elvis.
Mikex said on 28/Apr/06
I've read that Lancaster was officially 6'2'' but I've always been sceptical abou this. 6'1'' I can believe.
Frank2 said on 26/Apr/06
Lawford was routinely listed at being well-over six feet. MGM publicity listed him at 6'1". Then I read somewhere that he was 6'2" which I knew from watching Ocean's Eleven just wasn't true. In that film, Lawford was three inches shorter than 6'2" Cesar Romero who I had met many times since he was good friends with my parents. Then I met Lawford and noticed he was exactly my height so I knew I was correct. But Burt was tall, at least six one. I remember looking up in order to speak to him. With Lawford we were at eye level.
Frank2 said on 26/Apr/06
Well, Burt wasn't wearing lifts that day. That I remembered. The reason was I was checking out Peter Lawford's expensive black velvet Gucci's which had gold embroidery on the front and Lawford wore no socks which was sort of an in thing back then. Burt was right next to him and was wearing normal loafers. And he was at least 6'1", which means 6'2" in his shoes.

Now I stood next to him and spoke with him. Did you ever meet him?
talker said on 26/Apr/06
Burt was probably wearing lifts when you met him.I believe Burt was 5'11.5" which is tall in midgetland and he tried to seem taller because there were other action actors who were very tall.I cant provide proof here,i sent some snaps but there's probably a problem,since mr.editor didnt comment on them.
Burt was a great star and i wish there were some like him today in Hollywood.
Frank2 said on 26/Apr/06
There's no way that Deborah was 5'7". But Burt was taller than me when I met him and taller than Peter Lawford who was my height and at the same location. I saw the two standing next to one another and Burt was at least two inches taller, perhaps even three.

[Editor Rob: did you know what the scriptwriter wrote for the character of Peter Lawford in that ray liotta movie?

Angus MacFayden spoke (as Lawford) "I'm 6ft 2"...]
talker said on 26/Apr/06
well,if Deborah was only 5'5.5"then there's no way on earth Burt was more than 5"11.5" based on that photo at the bottom of the page.
talker said on 25/Apr/06
In my first post photo of this page,take a meter and measure both Burt and Deborah on your computer screen.Its easy since both are standing straight.Measure Burt's front foot and Deborah's back foot.You'll find that Burt is 14cm and Deborah 13.2cm.If Deborah was 5'7"(1.70m)doing a little math you'll see that Burt was around 1.80m maybe just a little more.
talker said on 25/Apr/06
Frank2,c'mon man,the Martin-Lewis photo is staged fun,the one with Lolo,Burt is standing closer to the camera so one cant really tell.From this movie i'll try and send some snaps that are more revealing.I sent some snaps with Robert Walker,Mr.editor please put them up.
Parker said on 25/Apr/06
I'm with you Frank, I reckon he was 6'1/6'2. However, if he was that would make Nick Cravat taller than the 5'2 listed on his page? More like 5'4/5'5 as I posted earlier? The -photo you posted had Burt a full head taller.

[Editor Rob: 2 and half, the half inch is very important ;-) Just like Radcliffe...]
talker said on 25/Apr/06
Frank2 the photos are inconclusive.Burt was the same height with actor Robert Walker,they look indentical height in "Vengeance Valley".Theres agood shot of the two of them walking side by side towards the camera.If Burt was taller than i think he may have been up to 6'at his best,he was never taller than that.
Mikex said on 25/Apr/06
Matthau had a strange stooped appearance which made it hard to guess his height when standing upright.In a film with Jack Lemon once I can remember Matthau's character as being described as about 6'3'', though of course this doesn't mean it was accurate.
Glenn said on 25/Apr/06
Silver Fox is better! either way,he was always sweet to me.
Frank2 said on 24/Apr/06
I think Burt was a solid 6'2" when he was young and dropped an inch or two as he got older. He was nearly as tall as 6'3" Walter Matthau in The Kentuckian and in that film Burt wore moccasins while Matthau wore boots. Walter lost an inch to an inch and a half as he got older, but was a strong 6'3" when he started his film career.
Parker said on 24/Apr/06
Frank - Thanks for posting the pictures of Burt with Nick Cravat. Burt looks to me at most a head taller than Nick, rather than a foot taller. So if Burt was 6'1 (which I think was his minimum height) that would put Nick at 5'4/5'5?

What do you think?
Frank2 said on 24/Apr/06
Cat? I thought it was a silver fox! The last time I saw Tony was at a book store in Century City. He was wearing what I call an "Orson Welles getup" meaning he was all in black. Tony is now on the heavy side and black tends to make a fat person look thinner, or so they say. He still looked fat to me. Tony wore these funky black pumps with two inch heels and was slightly mincing around in them. I'd say he was about 5'9" with those shoes. So now he's probably 5'7" barefoot. But he is over 80 so he's entitled to shrink a bit.
Glenn said on 23/Apr/06
I think Curtis is 5-9 with that cat on his head.
Frank2 said on 23/Apr/06
When I was a kid I visited the set of The Adventures of Superman. Reeves was quite tall, although they padded him up to give him more muscles. He also wore a girdle to hold in his stomach. I saw his suit and his boots and the boots didn't have lifts in them. No lifts are apparent when watching the show. The actor who played Superman who did wear huge lifts was Kirk Allan. I have a book on Superman which shows him wearing those lifts. I'll copy it, email it to Rob to post.
Paul said on 23/Apr/06
Frank2 - you have George Reeves listed at 6'2" below. His height has been discussed by Superman fans on the official Yahoo discussion group. This may shock you, but it seems some feel this was exaggerated! Noel Neill herself said that Reeves was 6 foot. Reeves' autospy was all over the board with 4 instances of 6 foot 1 of 6'1" and 2 of 5'11".

Supposedly Reeves' Superman boots were fitted with 2 inch lifts.

Noel Neill herself doesn't look more than 5 foot these days from pictures I've seen of her at conventions. Then again, she's in her mid 80s.
Parker said on 23/Apr/06
Frank2 - Are there any photo's of Burt stood next to Nick Cravat. On Nick's page he's claimed he is 5'2 - If the top of his head doesn't pass Burt's shoulder I'll buy it. Personally I always thought Nick was 5'6
Frank2 said on 22/Apr/06
FYI Tony Curtis is or was 5'9".
talker said on 22/Apr/06
Burt looked more like 5'11" than anything else.Check him out next to 5'8"Tony Curtis in "trapeze",or next to Kirk Douglas in "OK corral".He never looks more than 3" taller than either of them.If he had to wear lifts it was probably next to Gary Cooper.In "the swimmer"he is barefoot the entire movie and most people tower over him.
Frank said on 17/Mar/06
Only Bush's hairdresser knows for sure.
Frank said on 16/Mar/06
Do they know where all the WMD's are hidden?
Frank2 said on 2/Mar/06
I met Burt and he was six foot one. His biography always lists him as six two. And in the film From Here to Eternity he's taller than five foot ten Montgomery Clift, six foot tall Mickey Shaughnessy, six foot tall John Dennis, five foot ten Jack Warden, five foot seven Frank Sinatra and five foot ten Ernest Borgnine. So there!
Jeff said on 23/Feb/06
Just watched The Professionals on TMC this evening. He is shown barefoot walking beside 6'3" Lee Marvin and there appears to be about 3 inches of differences. Marvin was wearing shoes, so 6'1" seems about right for Burt in 1967. In The Birdman of Alcatraz he is right beside 6'0.5" Karl Malden in several scenes. Burt looked about 1 cm taller.

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