Appeared on the radio program "Hollywood Star Playhouse" on August 21st, 1950 in the program "Final Entry", about an ex-Navy officer dishonorably discharged for cowardice during the Normandy Invasion, who sees a chance to redeem his reputation at the risk of his life.
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6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[When asked if it bothered him to play Samson's father in a TV-movie remake (Samson and Delilah
(1984)) of his early film, 35 years earlier, in 1949 (Samson and Delilah
(1949)) in which he played Samson, he answered] If the money's right, I'd play his mother!
Is buried in St. Michael Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky.
Making use of his powerful physique, he became associated with "beefcake" scenes involving bondage and torture. In "Samson and Delilah" (1949) he was blinded and forced to turn a gristmill. In "The Robe" (1953) he suffered while stretched out on a torture-table inside a Roman dungeon. In "Zarak" (1957) he endured two separate floggings. In "Timbuktu" (1959) he found himself staked out, ...