Starred in "Jimmy Shine", Brooks Atkinson Theatre, opened on December 5, 1968 after 20 previews and closed on April 26, 1969 after 161 total performances. He won the Drama Desk award for Outstanding Performance. During performances, his female fans would pelt him with roses.
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Did You Know?
I know it's written that I'm difficult. Barry Levinson
- who I did four films with - told me that every press person comes up to him and asks, 'How do you work with that guy?' and he says, 'I've done nothing but extol what a privilege and fun it's been.' But not one interviewer has ever printed that. Look, the medical metaphor I use is, it's like you're on a table for brain surgery and you're ...
Played Tiny Tim in a middle school production. On a bet, he changed the ending line from "God bless everyone!" to "God bless everyone, goddamn it!" on performing night and was subsequently suspended.
Famous for taking a wide range of difficult roles, such as a crippled street hustler in Midnight Cowboy
(1969); an actor pretending to be a woman in Tootsie
(1982) and an autistic in Rain Man