The Little Blue Light. Written by Edmund Wilson. Scenic Design by Lester Polakov. Costume Design by Robert Fletcher. Directed by Albert Marre
. ANTA Playhouse: 29 Apr 1951- 12 May 1951 (16 performances). Cast: Peter Cookson (as "Ellis"), Melvyn Douglas
(as "Frank"), Arlene Francis
(as "Judith"), Martin Gabel
(as "The Gardener"), ...
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[on Being There
(1979)] So much of what I had been thinking about in the recent past led me straight to that make-believe movie death scene. When it was completed, the sound stage full of people, perhaps forty or more, burst into emotional applause. I was startled. Hal [director Hal Ashby
] told me later that I had made a little clicking sound in my throat, a "death rattle", which everyone "knew",...
He 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