Blues for Mister Charlie. Written by James Baldwin
. Production Design by Feder. Directed by Burgess Meredith
. ANTA Playhouse: 23 Apr 1964- 29 Aug 1964 (148 performances + 8 previews that began on 14 Apr 1964). Produced by The Actors Studio.
6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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[on working with Sam Peckinpah
in Junior Bonner
(1972)] I didn't care for Peckinpah at all. He was one of those little guys who tries to bully big guys and he almost got his ass whipped for trying to do it to me. Every time I was going to throttle Peckinpah, Steve McQueen
would come over and calm me down like a brother would.
Said in an interview that if he ever met the writers of Mystery Science Theater 3000
(1988) he would "kick [their] asses" for their grilling of Mitchell
(1975). This did not stop them from sending up another one of Baker's films, Final Justice
(1985), in which they ridicule him even more. Baker later said the threat was a joke.