Stuart Lancaster (actor)

Stuart Gage Lancaster (November 30, 1920 – December 22, 2000) was an American actor known for roles in Russ Meyer films.

Stuart Lancaster
Stuart Gage Lancaster

(1920-11-30)November 30, 1920
DiedDecember 22, 2000(2000-12-22) (aged 80)
Years active1963–1998
  • Martha Ann Rhubottom
    (m. 1944; div. 1947)
  • Betty Warren
    (m. 1949; div. 1960)
  • Ivy Bethune (m. 1971)


Born in Evanston, Illinois, Lancaster's grandfather was circus owner Charles Ringling. He served as an aviator in the United States Navy in World War II. He moved to Los Angeles in 1962.

Lancaster appeared in several Meyer films, including Mudhoney, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Good Morning and... Goodbye!, Supervixens, and Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens. He also had a recurring role on The Young and the Restless and a part in Edward Scissorhands.[1] He was sometimes credited as Stewart Lancaster or Stud Lancaster.

Lancaster was the founder and director of the Palm Tree Playhouse in Sarasota, Florida. He died in Los Angeles, California.[2][3] His wife Ivy Bethune and stepdaughter Zina Bethune were both actresses. He had five children, Mark Lancaster, Paul Gooding, Lynne Lancaster, John Lancaster aka Guruatma S. Khalsa and Michael Lancaster.

Selected filmography


  1. McGillivray, David (11 January 2001). "Stuart Lancaster Obituary". The Guardian.
  2. Marshall, Alys (December 29, 2000). "Stuart Lancaster". Variety. ISSN 0042-2738.
  3. Kennedy, Lou (January 14, 2001). "Stuart Lancaster was Ringling Descendant and Theater Founder". Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
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