Tall, skinny, and rubber-limbed, he had a rare gift for physical comedy and appeared frequently in the New York theatre, often in cutting edge Off- and Off-Off-Broadway
productions. Joseph Papp
, head of the New York Shakespeare Festival was an admirer of his talents and cast him in several productions -- most notably...
6' 3" (1.91 m)
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When I started out, I thought I was going to be a Shakespearean actor...Then I decided I was too weird-looking, too tall and thin - I'm 6 foot 3. But that's helped me as a dancer. I've known a lot of dancers who were ten times better than me, but who were short. Turns out the market wants 'em tall and thin, so I got jobs and they didn't.
In his memoir, "Final Dress" (1983), John Houseman
ruefully remembers the time he discovered that Azito had had his Juilliard student I.D. photo taken while in full drag...
Double-jointed, marionette-style movement