Active on Broadway in the following production:
6' 2½" (1.89 m)
Did You Know?
[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!
(1956) he played perhaps the only title character in the movies to be flogged to death.
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, ...