End as a Man. Written by Calder Willingham
. based on his book. Directed by Jack Garfein
. Vanderbilt Theatre (moved to The Lyceum Theatre from 17 Dec 1953- close): 14 Oct 1953- 16 Jan 1954 (105 performances). Cast: Robert Dirk, Anthony Franciosa
(as "Starkson") [Broadway debut], Ben Gazzara
(as "Jocko de Paris") [Broadway debut]...
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A. Franciosa | Tony Franciosa
6' 1" (1.85 m)
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I went to Hollywood in the mid-'50s, and I would say I went out there a little too early. It was an incredible amount of attention, and I wasn't quite mature enough psychologically and emotionally for [it].
According to ex-wife Judy Balaban, as recounted in her book "Bridesmaids," her father, Barney Balaban, then head of Paramount Pictures, strongly disapproved of her marriage to Franciosa. In retaliation, he initiated a private blackballing of Franciosa within the film industry, leading to a decline of A-projects being offered to Franciosa in the early 60s.