He directed "The Crucible" at the Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago, Illinois.
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(2009, on The Front Page
(1974)) That was wonderful. Billy Wilder
just offered me the part. I hadn't even met him. He'd seen me, I guess, in some plays, and he wanted me for that. And in fact, I had to leave a play in the middle of a run to go and do the film. I arrived on the set, and we started to do a scene, and he said, "Austin, I respect you too highly to print that take". That was the way ...
Began a lifelong association in 1957 with the Williamstown Festival Theatre in Massachusetts. Met actress/wife Katina Commings
a year later while they were both interns there. Years later she appeared in the Broadway production of "The Runner Stumbles" which Austin directed.