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5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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[In 2009, on making Anatomy of a Murder
(1959)] There, I had a wonderful time. I got to work with my first movie star, James Stewart
, a star that I grew up trying to imitate as a kid. And there I was acting with him in the same scene. I was so really overjoyed to be doing that, and proud. And then he liked me, which made me even prouder. He invited me to dinner, mano-a-mano, more than once, and I...
He was born on the East Side of Manhattan in New York City to Antonio Gazzara and Angela Cusumano Gazzara, both Italian immigrants. They often spoke Italian at home. He grew up in a building at 29th Street and 1st Avenue, where he slept on the fire escape in summer and occasionally heard screams from the patients at the Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital in New York City.
Often played characters whose charming veneer masked inner turmoil or even anguish