(2/28/44) Radio: Appeared (as "Pvt. Johnny 'Chicken' Anderson") in a Lux Radio Theater broadcast of "Guadalcanal Diary".
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Richard H. Jaeckel
5' 7" (1.7 m)
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We're [he and his wife] not part of the Hollywood social scene. And we don't entertain much. We went through all that early in the going and I found that we just spent a lot of money doing absolutely nothing.
According to Robert Osborne
in "Academy Awards 1972 Oscar Annual," Jaeckel got the role in Sometimes a Great Notion
(1970) when Paul Newman
ran into him at Malibu Beach. Jaeckel was relaxing and swimming with his family and friends, and as Newman watched him playing with his own children, he thought that Jaeckel would be just right to play his brother in the film. Newman subsequently stood up for...
Very often his character did not survive his movie.