People, Aug. 27, 1973

Actor Burt Lancaster, 59, was ready to play Moses, whose eye at 120, according to the Bible, "was not dim, nor his natural force abated." Announcing his role in a six-part TV series written by Anthony Burgess (A Clockwork Orange), Lancaster said, ''Moses will be very different from the version put on the screen by Cecil B. DeMille." None of that larger-than-life stuff. "My Moses will be a real man," declared Burt, whose son William plays the young Moses in Egypt. "Not a hero, not a leader, but a man who is aware of his own and other people's failings."

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