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[1985, about retiring] I ask myself that frequently. It seems the theater has been on the downcline since the mid-fifties. The pace of television shows is very unappealing to me. I will not live in Hollywood or New York anymore and if they don't see you around they just don't think of you for roles. I guess I'm retired, but if Tony Quinn [Anthony Quinn
] told me that there was a hell of a part for...
was originally cast as Jackson Bentley in Lawrence of Arabia
(1962). After O'Brien filmed several scenes, he suffered a heart attack and had to be replaced. Kennedy was recommended to director David Lean
by Anthony Quinn
, whom Kennedy had replaced on Broadway in the role of King Henry II in the play "Beckett" (1960).