Appeared (as "Francis X. Digman") in "King of Hearts" on Broadway. Comedy/farce. Written by Jean Kerr
and Eleanor Brooke
. Directed by Walter Kerr
. Lyceum Theatre (moved to The National Theatre from 4 Oct 1954 to close): 1 Apr 1954-27 Nov 1954 (279 performances). Cast: Donald Cook
(as "Larry Larkin"), Cloris Leachman
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[In 1976] Sometimes I'll wake up in the middle of the night and I'll hear a voice that sounds familiar . . . my wife has fallen asleep with the tube on, and I'll finally start recognizing the dialogue, look up, and Jesus Christ, it's me at 14, or 12, or 9, or whatever. Sometimes I'll sit there and watch it and I can tell myself what's coming next . . . I remember the dialogue, the scene and the ...
When his first son was to be signed to a long-term contract with MGM, Cooper's studio at the height of his fame as a child, he intervened and persuaded his ex-wife (the boy's mother) to decline: "It's no way for a kid to grow up." Adamantly opposed to children acting to the exclusion of a normal upbringing, based on his own life experiences. None of Cooper's four children were performers.