1962: Appeared in Broadway play "The Caretaker".
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[on The Great Escape
(1963)] That was my first big Hollywood picture, and it struck particularly close to home for me because I had been in the RAF and spent some time in a POW camp in Germany. I had a wonderful part and was delighted. Steve McQueen
was a bit difficult during the filming, flying in three separate screenwriters to make sure his character was to his liking. Coming from a theater ...
Was nominated for four Tony Awards as Best Actor (Dramatic): in 1962 for "The Caretaker", a part he recreated in the film version also titled The Guest
(1963); in 1965 for "Poor Bitos"; in 1969 for "The Man in the Glass Booth" and, in 1972 for "Wise Child" - but he never won.
Bald head and piercing blue eyes