Appeared (as "Ralph Merkes") in "Loose Moments" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Courtenay Savage
and Bertram Hobbs. Directed / produced by Walter Hartwig. Vanderbilt Theatre: 4 Feb 1935-Feb 1935 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: Irene Cattell, Catherine Collins, Carol Day, Edward Garvie, Grant Gordon, Pearl Hight, ...
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[on making Citizen Kane
(1941) with Orson Welles
] Orson must have been about 22 then and I still think he's one of the greatest directors in the world. I don't know why people regard him as a difficult man. He was the easiest, most inspiring man I've ever worked with. He was the only one who seemed to know what he was doing because we were all virgins on that picture.
Cotten had suffered a debilitating stroke and heart attack in 1981, and fought for years to regain use of his baritone voice. Troubled intermittently by throat nodules, he had his larynx removed in 1990 because of cancer.