Appeared (as "George Simon") in "Counsellor-at-Law" on Broadway (1942). Drama (revival). Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey. Written by Elmer Rice
. Royale Theatre: 24 Nov 1942-10 Jul 1942 (258 performances). Cast: Frieda Altman
(as "Goldie Rindskopf"), Leslie Barrett (as "Henry Susskind"), Samuel Bonnell (as "John P. Tedesco"), ...
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5' 10" (1.78 m)
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I won't go up in a plane, but if a play crashes, I'll jump into the next one that comes along and take it up for a spin.
Of the six actors to receive Best Actor Academy Award nominations for their first screen appearance, he's the only one to eventually win a Best Actor Oscar during his career. Of the other five, Orson Welles won an Oscar for Best Screenplay, Alan Arkin eventually won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and Montgomery Clift, Lawrence Tibbett and James Dean never won.
Known for his complete transformations into the roles he played (often changing his voice and appearence)