Frankenstein. Drama. Written by Victor Gialanella
. Incidental music by Richard Peaslee. Directed by Tom Moore. Palace Theatre: 4 Jan 1981 (1 performance + 29 previews that began on 9 Dec 1980). Cast: Dennis Bacigalupi (as "Peter Schmidt, A Villager"), John Carradine
(as "DeLacey, A Blind Hermit") [final Broadway role], David
Did You Know?
I've never burned to be a star. You have to have enough of a name to get the big parts with the best people.
Was Rob Reiner
's first choice to play the adult "Gordy LaChance", the narrator of Stand by Me
(1986), before being replaced by Richard Dreyfuss
. In the first long shot of the adult Gordie, you can still see that it is Dukes, not Dreyfuss, sitting in the car. The story is about the character's first experiences with death. Ironically, Dukes died while appearing in another Stephen King