Burt Lancaster – Health problems and death



as Lancaster grew older he became increasingly plagued by atherosclerosis barely surviving a routine gallbladder operation in January 1980 following two minor heart attacks he had to undergo an emergency quadruple coronary bypass in 1983 after which he was extremely weak however he still managed to continue acting in 1988 Lancaster was well enough to attended a congressional hearing with old colleagues such as Jimmy Stewart and Ginger Rogers to protest media magnate Ted Turner's plan to colorize areas black and white films from the 1930s and 1940s his acting career ended after he suffered a stroke on November 30th 1990 which left him partly paralyzed and largely unable to speak he died in his Century City apartment in Los Angeles from a third heart attack at 4:50 a.m. on October 20th 1994 at the age of 80 Lancaster was cremated and his ashes were buried under a large oak tree in Westwood Memorial Park located in Westwood Village Los Angeles County California a small square ground plaque inscribed only with Burt Lancaster 1913 to 1994 marks his final resting place upon his death as he requested he had no memorial a funeral service

6 Comments

  1. He lived long life great actor's

  2. I couldn't understand a word

  3. ROBOT.

  4. An unceremonious end for a film great.

  5. Great Actor.

  6. One of the true greats of Hollywood when it was about actual entertainment and not glitz money ego or political point scoring as today.
    Lancasters range was vast and varied he played so many characters the true sign of a great actor.

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