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5' 10" (1.78 m)
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(When asked how he prepared for a role) I think it's almost physically impossible to give a well-rounded performance without knowing it beforehand. To try and rehearse eight hours a day and then go home at night and knock more lines into your head-- it just doesn't work. You know it first, then try to polish as you go along.
Won two Tony Awards as Best Actor (Dramatic), the first in 1947 for his performance in Ruth Gordon
's "Years Ago," an award shared with José Ferrer
for "Cyrano de Bergerac," and the second, ten years later, in 1957, for his landmark performance in Eugene O'Neill
's "Long Day's Journey Into Night." He was also nominated in the same category in 1962 for Paddy Chayefsky