Appeared (as "Charles") in "The Nightcap" on Broadway. Comedy/mystery. Written / directed by Guy Bolton
and Max Marcin
. 39th Street Theatre: 15 Aug 1921-Nov 1921 (closing date unknown/96 performances). Cast: Halbert Brown
(as "Coroner Watrous), Wilson Day, H. Dudley Hawley
(as "Lester Knowles"), Walter Horton, Grant Mills, John
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Did You Know?
Whenever I hear of young actors down and out and broke in New York (and what a cliché of show business it is supposed to be!), I remember my own experiences in 1921 - and find it no laughing matter by any criterion.
When he made his mark in Hollywood as a handsome young silent actor, there were some who doubted he would translate well to "talkies." His subsequent success in radio (he made a multi-volume recording of the William Shakespeare
sonnets, as well) proves them wrong with a vengeance.
Rich, mellifluous voice