Victor Mature Tribute @ Decca

Thursday, Jan. 24

Decca — The Cellar
812 E. Market St. • 749-8128
$50; 6:30 & 9:30 p.m.

“Hollywood is a place where the stars twinkle until they wrinkle,” the actor Victor Mature has said. If this is true, the Shelby Park resident must have kept himself in pretty decent shape, landing his first role in 1939 and working into the early ’80s. Billed as the “rugged romantic” in 1952’s “Million Dollar Mermaid,” one can safely assume Mature was quite the heartbreaker, marrying five times and starring opposite legendary femme fatales like Rita Hayworth and Betty Grable. After WWII, his roles took a hard-nosed turn toward noir and Westerns, as well as biblical sagas like “Samson and Delilah.” Mature was lured out of retirement with a chance to show his funny side, starring with Peter Sellers in 1966’s “After the Fox.” This week, the Greater Louisville Pride Foundation will screen “My Darling Clementine” in tribute to the centennial of Mature’s birth. —J. Christian Walsh

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