That Championship Season (1972). Written by Jason Miller
. Scenic Design by Santo Loquasto. Directed by A.J. Antoon
[earliest Broadway credit]. Booth Theatre: 14 Sep 1972- 21 Apr 1974 (700 performances + 3 previews that began on 11 Sep 1972). Cast: Charles Durning
(as "George Sikowski"), Richard Dysart
(as "Coach"), Walter ...
5' 8" (1.73 m)
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[about arriving at Omaha Beach on D-Day] It's hard to describe what we all went through that day, but those of us who were there will understand. We were frightened all the time. My sergeant said 'are you scared, son?' and I said 'yes, I am', and he said 'that's good, it's good to be scared', he said 'we all are'. This guy in the boat, he turned to me and he threw up all over me, and I got ...
Despite the wounds he received in WWII (he was shot in the legs and hip by machine-gun fire), he went on to become a professional dancer and dance teacher. He taught at the Fred Astaire
studios and relied upon it when he couldn't find acting work.
Usually has played burly and tough but genial characters