Remembering Louisville's Victor Mature

Remembering Louisville's Victor Mature

LOUISVILLE, Ky.(WHAS 11)--Louisville will be well represented at the Academy Awards thanks to Hollywood superstar Jennifer Lawrence.

She follows a hisrory of local connections to Tinseltown.

You can find her face along with other homegrown stars spread across the Louisville skyline.

On one of those buildings is the late actor Victor Mature who starred in some of the classics.

My Darling Clementine, The Robe and Samson and Delilah to name a few. The Shelby Park native left his mark in Hollywood and here in Louisville.

Professional golfer Buddy Demling got to know Victor Mature after he retired from the big screen.

The two played together in the Annual Foster Brooks Golf Tournament where Buddy says he he got to know the humble guy from Shelby Park.

Buddy can recall meeting Mature out on the green at Hurstbourne Country Club but remembers meeting his father, long before that.

Born in 1913, the son of the Louisville knife-sharpener starred in dozens of films from the 1940's through the early 70's.

The Hollywood star never forgot his Derby City roots and he never let his stardom change that.

Mature died in 1999, but his memory lives on through his films and now as a part of the Louisville skyline.

 


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