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[on the eventual demise of vaudeville] There were a great many in vaudeville - people who never quite came through. But they had their place and they filled it. They kept theatres open. Those pan-timers, those interstate-timers, those four-a-dayers, those six-a-dayers - they were an integral part of that endearing merry-go-round called vaudeville. Their sincerity was greater than their artistry. ...
Has won three Tony Awards: in 1954, as Best Director for "Ondine;" in 1955, as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "Quadrille;" and in 1970, a Special Award shared with his wife, Lynn Fontanne
. He was also nominated in 1959 as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "The Visit."