He played "Mr. Peter" in Arthur Miller
's play, "Mr. Peter's Connections", in an off-Broadway production in New York City.
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[upon losing to Peter Ustinov
for the 1961 Oscars] When I hit the seat, I turned to the press agent and said "You're fired!". I didn't want him charging me for another day.
In 1961, he became the first actor nominated for an Oscar and an Emmy in the same year, receiving best supporting nominations for the movie Murder, Inc.
(1960) and the television series The Law and Mr. Jones
(1960). He followed up in 1962 by being doubly nominated again for supporting actor for the movie Pocketful of Miracles
(1961) and best actor (he won) for "The Price of Tomatoes", an episode ...
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