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Was having a heart attack in a scene in the film "Teachers," but the young extras playing students did not know and thought he was acting. The same scene, his character was supposed to be having a heart attack while the students thought he was just sleeping (as he usually did in class.)

(1947). Stage Play: Finian's Rainbow. Musical comedy. Book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy. Music by Burton Lane. Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Don Walker. Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock. Vocal arrangements by Lyn Murray. Dance arrangements by Trude Rittman. Assistant Vocal arrangements: Ray Charles. Choreographed by Michael Kidd. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Eleanore Goldsmith. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Assistant to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey. Directed by Bretaigne Windust. 46th Street Theatre: 10 Jan 1947- 2 Oct 1948 (725 performances). Cast: Lucas Aco, Anita Alvarez, Arlene Anderson, Bette Anderson, Robert Billheimer (as "Dancer"), Eddie Bruce, Robert Eric Carlson, Ralph Waldo Cummings, Royal Dano (as "Mr. Shears"), Kenneth Davis (as "Dancer"), Harry Day, Charles Dayton (as "Singer"), Nathaniel Dickerson, Jane Earle, Michael Ellis, Lorenzo Fuller, Cyprionne Gabel (as "Dancer"), Alan Gilbert, William Greaves, Eleanore Gregory (as "Dancer"), Erona Harris (as "Dancer"), Theodore Hines, Ann Hutchinson (as "Dancer"), Mimi Kelly (as "Singer"), Jerry Laws, Ella Logan, Eve Lynn, Norma Jane Marlowe, Dolores Martin (as "Singer"), Tom McElhany, Vera McNichols, Ann Mitten, Lyn Murray, Frank Neal, Roger Orhadieno (as "Dancer"), Eddie Phillips (as "Dancer"), Robert Pitkin, Donald Richards, Elayne Richards, James Flash Riley (as "Dancer"), Louis Sharp, Albert Sharpe (as "Finian McLonergan"), Maude Simmons, (as "4th Sharecropper/Singer") Roland Skinner (as "John, the Preacher/Singer"), Augustus Smith Jr. (as "Henry"), Kathleen Stanford (as "Dancer"), Helen Stanton (as "Singer"), Arthur Tell, Sonny Terry, Dorothy Tucker (as "Dancer"), Margaret Tynes (as "Singer"), Edythe Udane(as "Dancer"), David Wayne (as "Og"), Gene Wilson (as "Dancer"), Eleanor Winter (as "Singer"), Diane Woods (as "Diane"). Replacement actors: George Charles (as "1st Deputy"), Dorothy Claire (as "Sharon McLonergan"), Charles J. Davis (as "1st Deputy"), Mary Dawson (as "Diane"), James Grimes (as "Other Child/Henry"), Sheila Guyse (as "Singer/5th Sharecropper"), Regina Jouvin (as "Other Child"), Beryl Kaye (as "Susan Mahoney"), P.J. Kelly (as "Finian McLonergan"), Pearl Lang (as "Susan Mahoney"), Brayton Lewis (as "2nd Deputy/2nd Sharecropper/Singer"), Marijane Maricle (as "Singer"), Norma Jane Marlowe (as "Jane"), Ian Martin (as "Finian McLonergan"), William McDaniel (as "2nd Geologist/Singer"), Coyal McMahan (as "2nd Passion Pilgrim Gospeleer/Singer"), Peggy Murray (as "Dancer"), Jack Nagle (as "Dancer"), David Newman (as "Dancer"), Betty Nichols (as "Dancer"), James O'Neill (as "Finian McLonergan"), Albert Popwell (as "Dancer"), Morty Rappe (as "Singer"), Thomas Reider (as "Singer"), Elayne Richards (as "Honey Lou"), William Scully (as "4th Sharecropper/Singer"), Maude Simmons (as "3rd Sharecropper"), Larry Stewart (as "1st Sharecropper/Singer"), Gene Tobin (as "Singer/4th Sharecropper"), Harry Townes (as "Og"), Philip Truex (as "Og"), Onna White (as "Dancer"), Parker Wilson (as "Dancer"), Eleanor Winter (as "Tourist"), Nan Wynn (as "Sharon McLonergan"), Louis Yetter (as "3rd Deputy/Dancer/Tourist"), Joe Yule (as "Finian McLonergan"). Understudies: George Charles (as "1st Geologist"), Charles J. Davis (as "1st Geologist/Og"), James Grimes (as "Henry/Honey Lou"), Sheila Guyse (as "5th Sharecropper"), Brayton Lewis (as "Mr. Robust"), Bertha Powell (as "3rd Sharecropper"), Thomas Reider (as "1st Deputy/1st Sharecropper/2nd Sharecropper/Mr. Shears"), Philip Truex (as "Og"). Produced by Lee Sabinson and William R. Katzell. Note: Filmed by Warner Bros./Seven Arts as Finian's Rainbow (1968).

Acted in a 1949 Broadway stage production of the comedy "Metropole".

(1951). Stage Play: Four Twelves Are 48. Comedy. Written by Joseph Kesselring. Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey. Directed by Otto Preminger. 48th Street Theatre: 17 Jan 1951- 18 Jan 1951 (2 performances). Cast: Pat Crowley (as "Dorothy Bawke"), Royal Dano (as "Joe Hungry Horse"), Ludwig Donath (as "Anton"), Jane Du Frayne (as "Philippa Bawke"), Billy James (as "Jerry"), Rosetta LeNoire (as "Rose Bolton"), Doro Merande (as "Jane Dupre"), Eulabelle Moore (as "Calendula Watkins"), Mrs. Priestly Morrison (as "Mrs. Kelly"), Anne Revere (as "Nellie Bawke"), Joshua Shelley (as "Mischa Cogn"), Hiram Sherman (as "Philip Dupre"), Morton Stevens (as "Dr." Berrystone"), Ruth Taylor (as "Mary Bawke"), Ernest Truex (as "Uncle Snake Tooth"). Produced by Richard Aldrich, Richard Meyers, Otto L. Preminger and Julius Fleischmann.

Acted in a 1952 Broadway stage production of the musical comedy "Three Wishes for Jamie".

(1949). Stage Play: Mrs. Gibbons' Boys. Written by Will Glickman and Joseph Stein. Scenic Design by John Root. Costume Design by John Robert Lloyd. Directed by George Abbott. Music Box Theatre: 4 May 1949- 7 May 1949 (5 performances). Cast: Edward Andrews (as "Woodrow Grupp"), Loïs Bolton (as "Mrs. Peggy Gibbons"), Richard Carlyle (as "Francis X. Gibbons"), Francis Compton (as "Lester MacMichaels"), Royal Dano (as "Ernie "Horse" Wagner"), William David (as "Coles"), Glenda Farrell (as "Myra Ward"), Tom Lewis (as "Rudy Gibbons"), Helen Mayon (as "Pearl"), Richard Taber (as "Mr. Rausch"), Ray Walston (as "Rodla Gibbons"). Produced by George Abbott.

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