August 1999


Victor Mature passed away on August 4, 1999.

Victor Mature, 86, handsome actor known for his barrel chest--and roles in epics like Samson and Delilah and The Robe; in San Diego County, California. Victor got his big break in 1940, after a brief appearance in The Housekeeper's Daughter generated 20,000 fan letters. But he didn't take himself too seriously. "I'm no actor," he told a country club that rejected him because of his profession. "And I have 70 movies to prove it."