He played Ebenezer Scrooge in a stage production of Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" at the Marriott Marquis Theater, which also featured Ossie Davis, June Havoc, Rex Smith, Carole Shelley, MacIntyre Dixon, and Jean Marsh.
Frank Murray Abraham
5' 11" (1.80 m)
Did You Know?
You keep getting offered the same role you got the Oscar for. Every time you complain, they don't change the script; they just offer you more money. For the first 15 years of my career, I was only doing comedy - all comedy - and as soon as Salieri happened, I was offered all sinister villains.
One of his first plays in Los Angeles was a dramatization of a work by Ray Bradbury
. He and Bradbury remained friends until Bradbury's death.