Appeared (as "Fabrian, inhabitant of Illyria"; Broadway debut) in "Twelfth Night" on Broadway. Comedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare
. Music by Joseph R. Wood, Jr. Scenic / Costume Design by Michael Chekhov
. Directed by Michael Chekhov and George Shdanoff. Little Theatre: 2 Dec 1941-13 Dec 1941 (15 performances). Cast...
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[Message recorded in January 1985, after he was diagnosed with lung cancer] Now that I'm gone, I tell you: Don't smoke, whatever you do, just don't smoke. If I could take back that smoking, we wouldn't be talking about any cancer. I'm convinced of that.
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II initial choice for their Broadway "King and I" musical's featured role King of Siam was Rex Harrison, a role that he had played in the 1946 movie made of Landon's book, but Rex Harrison was unavailable due to film work. Mary Martin suggested Yul Brynner to Rodgers and Hammerstein II for the role since he had appeared on Broadway with her in the ...