He played the "bartender" in Eugene O'Neill
's play revival, "The Iceman Cometh", at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York City with Jason Robards
in the cast.
5' 6" (1.68 m)
Did You Know?
[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 ...
As Columbo: The raincoat, the cigar, the slouch, the false exit followed by the catchphrase, "One more thing..."