(1961) He was the first American to play Professor Henry Higgins in the original Broadway
production of the musical, "My Fair Lady," as the understudy to Michael Allison.
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[on playing Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady in 1961]: I doubt if I could get away with this in England but I think I can in New York.
He was drafted into the United States army where he performed musical revues staged to entertain the American troops in Korea during the Korean War.