He became a star in the original Broadway stage production of "Long Day's Journey into Night" in 1956, playing James "Jamie" Tyrone, Jr., a role he repeated in the 1962 film (Long Day's Journey Into Night
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Jason Robards Jr. | Jason Robards Sr.
5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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I would much rather be on the stage. I do films, but I've really been on stage most of my life. It's not only more of an emotional experience, but it's also a communication. It's the satisfaction of saying something about the human condition through the author, with the actors acting as the instrument, and then hearing the audience response.
Jennifer Jason Leigh
added the Jason to her stage name in tribute to Robards, a long-time family friend. She said, "I like the way it sounds between Jennifer and Leigh.".
Gravelly but commanding voice