A Hatful of Rain. Drama. Written by Michael V. Gazzo. Lyceum Theatre (moved to The Plymouth Theatre 10 Sep 1956- close): 9 Nov 1955- 13 Oct 1956 (398 performances + 1 preview on 9 Nov 1955). Cast: Ben Gazzara
(as "Johnny Pope"), Shelley Winters
(as "Celia Pope"), Anthony Franciosa
(as "Polo Pope") [final Broadway role], Frank
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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].
Was due to appear as American mob boss Charlie in The Long Good Friday
(1980). After accepting the job and flying from Los Angeles to London to film, he was unhappy with some of the rewrites and just returned home. The part was then given to Eddie Constantine