In 1958 he starred in an unsold pilot called "Chicago Beat", about a plainclothes detective with the knack for solving baffling crimes.
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[on Robert Aldrich
] I loved Aldrich. Very saddened by his passing. Richard Jaeckel
was a good friend of his. He went to see him on his last stretch in the hospital. He was in a coma much of the time. And Jaeckel asks if there is anything he can get him. And Aldrich says, "Yeah, a good script."
Served as a marine in the Pacific theater during WW2. In total, he took part in the invasions of 21 islands, and was wounded and nearly died as a result during the Battle of Saipan. He was a sniper, and would be sent in during the night in a small rubber boat, prior to the rest of his platoon. His wartime experiences deeply affected him for the remainder of his life.
Typecast as a heavy before graduating to unsympathetic heroes