Actor Burt Lancaster is in good spirits and doing well in his recovery nearly four months after a paralyzing stroke, his wife said Friday.

"He's just fine," Susan Scherer Lancaster said.The 77-year-old film star was visiting a friend in Los Alamitos, Calif., on Nov. 30 when he was stricken with a stroke. He was briefly left paralyzed on his right side and unable to speak.

Lancaster has been undergoing therapy, and doctors are optimistic he will fully recover.

A circus acrobat-turned-actor, Lancaster has appeared in some of Hollywood's most enduring films, including "Birdman of Alcatraz," "Judgment at Nuremberg" and "From Here to Eternity."