Burt Lancaster (1913-1994) was an Oscar-winning actor best known for his starring roles in From Here to Eternity and Birdman of Alcatraz.
He appeared in the first season of Sesame Street, saying the alphabet. The insert appeared in a number of episodes, beginning with Episode 0005.
Lancaster also appeared in a counting segment, reciting numbers while performing push-ups, which first appeared in episode 0010.
In episode 204 of The Muppet Show, Mildred Huxtetter randomly mentions her love for Burt Lancaster, prompting Rich Little to do an impression.
Additional credits include the films Barnum, Field of Dreams, Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson, and the television specials I Love Liberty and Night of 100 Stars.