Played the lead role in a musical version of "Paper Moon" which toured around the country, headed -- and advertised -- for Broadway
. The show never made it - its last performances were at Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey. Also starred in the ill-fated "Steel Pier" on Broadway
5' 11" (1.80 m)
Did You Know?
[Who responded at the time why his future
Trapper John, M.D.
series' lead and best friend, Pernell Roberts
, left the
series, at the end of the 1964-65 season]: Pernell told me the reason he quit
, after the sixth or seventh year, was that he could no longer call a man 'Pa' who was only seven years older than he.
Acting mentor was the late Pernell Roberts