He played the role of Bernie Dodd in the original 1951 Broadway production of Clifford Odets' "The Country Girl". The role was played in the 1954 film version by William Holden.
5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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[on his popularity of playing the seventy-something Adam Schiff on Law & Order
(1990)] There's a certain positive statement in this show. So much is negative today. The positive must be stated to rescue us from pandemonium. To me, it lies in, that principle: Law & Order.
Adam Schiff, his character from Law & Order
(1990), was loosely based on the real former district attorney of New York, Robert Morgenthau
, and it is reported that Morgenthau was a fan of the character.
His pragmatic voice