Appeared (as "John 'Killer' Mears") in "The Last Mile" on Broadway. Tragedy. Written by John Wexley
. Directed by Chester Erskine
. Sam H. Harris Theatre: 13 Feb 1930-Oct 1930 (closing date unknown/289 performances). Cast: Richard Abbott (as "Harris"), James Bell
(as "Richard Walters"), Clarence Chase (as "Evangelist"), Don
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Did You Know?
Why do actors think they're so God damn important? They're not. Acting is not an important job in the scheme of things. Plumbing is.
He came to Hollywood's attention after eight years on stage with his performance as Killer Mears in "The Last Mile." His subsequent screen tests were not a big success, but after John Ford saw him twice in the role, Fox allowed him to hire the actor for his debut feature film, "Up the River.".
Relatable characters who must change their way of thinking