Played the role of Cap'n Andy in the 1948 New York City Center revival of "Show Boat".
Did You Know?
He was repeatedly used by Disney animators as a live-action model for their cartoon characters. He was filmed dancing and his movements were studied to create the actions of "Doc" in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." He was also the model for the fat pirate on Captain Hook's ship in Disney's "Peter Pan.".