Appeared (as "Ensemble"; Broadway debut) in "Pitter Patter" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by / lyrics by / produced by William B. Friedlander. Book by William M. Hough. Additional music / lyrics by William M. Hough. Based on a farce by William Collier Sr.
and Grant Stewart
. Musical Director: Harry Archer. Choreographed by
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5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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I hate the word "superstar". I have never been able to think in those terms. They are overstatements. You don't hear them speak of [William Shakespeare
] as a superpoet. You don't hear them call Michelangelo a superpainter. They only apply the word to this mundane market.
Famous for his gangster roles he played in the 1930s and 1940s (which made his only Oscar win as the musical composer/dancer/actor George M.Cohan most ironic).