Appeared (as "Harry Brock") in "Born Yesterday" on Broadway. Comedy. Written / directed by Garson Kanin
. Scenic Design by Donald Oenslager
. Costume Design by Ruth Kanin. Assistant Scenic Design: Charles Elson. Lyceum Theatre (moved to The Henry Miller's Theatre from 9 Nov 1948-close): 4 Feb 1946-31 Dec 1949 (1642 performances)....
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5' 11" (1.8 m)
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"The Method" give me a great big pain. How can Hollywood expect these method swingers to play comedy when they are so serious they have no sense of themselves, anyone else or about anything. If you ask me, this new breed working in movies and on TV today has lost contact with their humanity. -- PD, from a 1959 L.A. Mirror-News article
, while writing the script of The Apartment
(1960) with his collaborator I.A.L. Diamond
, intended the part of Jeff D. Sheldrake to be played by Douglas in the film. Douglas was cast in the role, but unfortunately, passed away before shooting began. Wilder then re-cast the role of the caddish Mr. Sheldrake with Fred MacMurray
, who had successfully played against type in Wilder's Double