Victors father, marcello gelindo maturi (later marcellus george mature), a knife sharpener and cutler, was born in 1877 in the town of pinzolo, in the italian tyrolean region of trentino, which was then under the rule of the austria-hungary empire, and. Victor john mature (january 29, 1913 august 4, 1999) was an american stage, film, and television actor who starred most notably in several movies during the 1950s, and was known for his dark hair and smile. (1940), my darling clementine (1946), kiss of death (1947), samson and delilah (1949), and the robe (1953). He also appeared in many musicals opposite such stars as rita hayworth and betty grable. American leading man victor john mature was born in louisville, kentucky, to clara p. (ackley) and marcellus george mature, a cutler and knife sharpener. His father, born marcello gelindo maturi in pinzolo, trentino, was italian, and his mother was of swiss-german and german descent. Learn about victor mature his birthday, what he did before fame, his family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more. ), was a matinee idol of the 1940s and 50s whose most memorable roles found him bare chested and exposing his muscular physique. victor mature was the first actor to wear the tag hunk and had people magazine been around in his day would have been a likely contender for sexiest man alive. The premiere of the movie the robe with victor mature and others plus some behind the scenes info and more. Victor mature was once billed by his studio as a beautiful hunk of man and in the forties he came to personify the latest term signifying male sex-appeal - beefcake. Victor mature, the beefy leading man of the 40s and 50s whose films included kiss of death and samson and delilah, died wednesday in rancho santa fe following a three-year battle with cancer.