LOS ALAMITOS : Burt Lancaster in Stable Condition

Actor Burt Lancaster remained in stable condition Sunday night at the Los Alamitos Medical Center following a moderate stroke last week that left him with some weakness and speech problems, a nursing supervisor said.

The 77-year-old Academy Award winner had been visiting a friend at a Los Alamitos center for Alzheimer’s patients on Friday morning when he was felled by the stroke and rushed to the medical center, just a block away. He has been plagued by failing health in recent years, prompting his withdrawal in 1988 from the film “Old Gringo.”

Lancaster has starred in more than 60 films, winning an Oscar in 1960 for his portrayal of an evangelist in “Elmer Gantry” and sharing another as co-producer of “Marty,” honored as Best Picture of 1955.