Appeared (as "Buck Carpenter") in "Deadfall" on Broadway. Melodrama. Written by Leonard Lee
. Directed by Michael Gordon
. Holiday Theatre: 27 Oct 1955-12 Nov 1955 (20 performances). Cast: Leslie Barrett, Sheila Bond
(as "Billie Devine"), Clarence Derwent
(as "Harry Dietzler"), Joanne Dru
, Theo Goetz, Sam Gray, Paul Huber, Jay ...
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[At age 45, on his affair with 16-year-old Tuesday Weld
] If there wasn't such a difference in our ages I'd ask her to marry me. That and her mother are the only things that stop me.
He was better known in Hollywood for his wild exploits as a lothario than his work in films. Howard Hawks
even included a scene with Ireland and Montgomery Clift
in Red River
(1948) where they compare the size of their guns, allegedly a wink to Ireland's infamous physical endowments.
Often played attractive and sly but often unreliable or dangerous characters