Spofford. Comedy. Written by Herman Shumlin
. Based on the novel "Reuben, Reuben" by Peter DeVries. Directed by Herman Shumlin. ANTA Playhouse: 14 Dec 1967- 8 Jun 1968 (202 performances + 2 previews that began on 12 Dec 1967). Cast: Melvyn Douglas
(as "Spofford") [final Broadway role], Barbara Britton
(as "Mrs. Beausigneur"),
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The Hollywood roles I did were boring: I was soon fed up with them. It's true they gave me a world-wide reputation I could trade on, but they also typed me as a one-dimensional non-serious actor.
Won Broadway's 1960 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "The Best Man."
He often played smooth characters with a strong sense of humor