Victor also starred in the 1984 tv remake of Sampson and Delilah (1949), this time starring as the father of Sampson, the character he played in the original film.
Victor was given a special memorial tribute at the 72nd Annual Academy Awards on March 26, 2000.
Victor appeared in Dynamite Chicken (1972), a film revolving around the peace movement in the United States, along with John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Richard Pryor, Joan Baez, and Andy Warhol.
Victor starred in both The Robe (1953) and it's sequel, Demetrius And The Gladiators (1954) as former Greek slave Demetrius, who converts to Christianity.
Victor was married 5 times, to Frances Charles from January 30, 1938 to 1940, Martha Stephenson Kemp from June 17, 1941 to February 10, 1943, Dorothy Stanford Berry from February 28, 1948 to November 8, 1955, Adrienne Joy Urwick from Septemeber 27, 1959 to February 6, 1969, and to Loretta Sebena, from August 4, 1974 until his death in 1999.
Victor did several radio plays, including Shot In The Neck (10-27-1949) and Love and Death Of Joaquin Murieta (2-16-1953).
Victor owned a rare red Rolls-Royce golf cart he often used at the Rancho Santa Fe Country Club.
Victor was a producer on China Doll (1958), though he received no on-screen credit.
Victor sang in many films, 3 in 1942 alone, including Footlight Serenade, My Gal Sal, and Seven Days' Leave.
Victor co-starred with Richard Widmark in his acting debut in Kiss Of Death (1947).
Victor co-starred with Lucille Ball in Easy Living (1949).
Victor's first leading role was as a caveman in One Million B.C. (1940).
Victor was a petty officer with the US Coast Guard in World War II, serving on the troop transpoert ship Admiral Mayo. Places he served were the North Atlantic, Normandy, the Mediterranean, Caribbean and the South Pacific. He was on Okinawa when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.
Victor went to Kentucky Military Academy, where one of his classmates was Jim Backus.
Victor was color-blind.
Victor has a Motion Picture star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame at 6780 Hollywood Boulevard.
Victor was 6 feet 2 1/2 inches tall.
Victor Mature: Hollywood is a place where the stars twinkle until they wrinkle.
Victor Mature: Actually, I am a golfer. That is my real occupation. I never was an actor. Ask anybody, particularly the critics.
(said when he was rejected for membership at the Los Angeles Country Club on grounds they did not admit actors)
Victor Mature: I'm no actor — and I have 67 pictures to prove it!