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(1967) Unsold pilot: Co-starred in a comedy pilot for a proposed ABC series called "Manley and the Mob". The pilot featured Paul Lynde as a slow-witted private detective.

(1974) Unsold pilot: Co-starred in a sitcom pilot called "The Toy Game" with Barbara Eden starring as a beautiful and unattached toy designer who has professional conflicts with her boss, conflicts with her family and relationship problems with her boyfriends.

Interviewed in book "Naked City: The Television Series" by James Rosin, 2008.

(1970s) Stage: Appeared in "The Big Knife" by Clifford Odets in the Arlington Park Theater in Arlington Park, IL. Also in cast: Tom Erhart and Mike Nussbaum.

(1948) Stage: Appeared (as "Cecil") in "Sundown Beach" on Broadway. Written by Bessie Breuer. Directed by Elia Kazan. Belasco Theatre: 7 Sep 1948- 11 Sep 1948 (7 performances). Cast: Tom Avera, Martin Balsam (as "Merle"), Edward Binns (as "George Washburn"), Ira Cirker, Joan Copeland (as "Nadine"; Broadway debut), Ralph Cullinan, Joseph Fallon, Vivian Firko, Treva Frazee, Lou Gilbert, Don Hanmer, Julie Harris (as "Ida Mae"), Anne Hegira, Steven Hill, Jennifer Howard, George E. Joseph, Cloris Leachman (as "Muriel"; Broadway debut), Michael Lewin, Kathleen Maguire, Ellen Mahar, Alex Nicol (as "1st Air Force Pilot"), Lenka Peterson, Robert Simon, Warren Stevens (as "Arthur Bond"), Joe Sullivan, John Sylvester, Phyllis Thaxter (as "Nancy"). Produced by Louis J. Singer and The Actors Studio.

(1950). Stage Play: Peter Pan. (Revival). Written by J.M. Barrie. Music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein. Music arranged by Trude Rittman. Music orchestrated by Hershy Kay. Music and Lyrics by Leonard Bernstein. Scenic Design by Ralph Alswang. Lighting Design by Ralph Alswang. Costume Design by Motley. Flying Supervisor: Peter Foy. Associate Director: Wendy Toye. Directed by John Burrell. Imperial Theatre (moved to The St. James Theatre from 2 Oct 1950- close): 24 Apr 1950- 27 Jan 1951 (321 performances). Cast: Jean Arthur (as "Peter Pan") [final Broadway role], Boris Karloff (as "Captain Hook/Mr. Darling"), Marcia Henderson (as "Wendy Moira/Angela Darling"), Peg Hillias (as "Mrs. Darling"), Joe E. Marks (as "Smee"), Harry Allen (as "Mullins"), Stephanie Augustine (as "Mermaid"), Ronnie Aul (as "Big Chief Panther"), Lee Barnett (as "Tootles"), Vincent Beck (as "Whibbles"), Edward Benjamin (as "Second Twin"), Charles Brill (as "First Twin"), Kenneth Davis (as "Indian/Alf Mason, a pirate"), Norman de Joie (as "Indian"), John Dennis (as "Noodles") [also credited as "Noodler" during run], Jack Dimond (as "John Napoleon Darling"), Philip Hepburn (as "Curly"), Richard Knox (as "Slightly"), David Kurlan (as "Gentleman Starkey"), William Marshall (as "Cookson"), Buzzy Martin (as "Nibs"), Fred Neal (as "Indian"), Gloria Patrice (as "Liza/Tiger Lilly"), Nehemiah Persoff (as "Cecco"), Jay Riley (as "Indian/Flash McCready, a pirate"), Will Scholz (as "Jukes"), Norman Shelley (as "Nana/The Crocodile"), William Sumner (as "Indian/Canary Robb, a Pirate"), Charles Taylor (as "Michael Nicolas Darling"), Eleanor Winter (as "Mermaid"). Understudies: Stephanie Augustine (as "Wendy Moira/Angela Darling"), Barbara Baxley (as "Peter Pan"), Vincent Beck (as "Mr. Darling"), Lucy Hillary (as "Mermaid/Tiger Lilly"), William Marshall (as "James Hook"), Alan Jay Shnapier (as "Lost Boy"), Kenneth Utt (as "Pirate"), Eleanor Winter (as "Mrs. Darling"). Produced by Peter Lawrence, R.L. Stevens and The Shubert Organization. Produced by arrangement with The Hospital for Sick Children, London ("Peter Pan's Hospital").

(1955). Stage Play: Tiger at the Gates. Drama. Written by Jean Giraudoux. Translated by Christopher Fry. Incidental music by Lennox Berkeley. Directed by Harold Clurman. Plymouth Theatre (moved to The Helen Hayes Theatre from 21 Nov 1955- close): 3 Oct 1955- 7 Apr 1956 (217 performances). Cast: Michael Redgrave (as "Hector"), Jack Bittner (as "Olpides, Sailor on Paris' Ship/Second Old Man"), Judith Braun (as "Laundress"), Jacqueline Brookes (as "Lady in Waiting"), Howard Caine (as "First Old Man/Abneos, A Senator"), Morris Carnovsky (as "Priam, King of Troy, Father to Hector"), Ellen Christopher (as "Polyxene, Young sister to Hector"), Leo Ciceri (as "Paris, Brother to Hector"), Diane Cilento (as "Helen"), Louis Criss (as "Sailor"), Walter Fitzgerald (as "Ulysses"), Wyndham Goldie (as "Busiris, A Lawyer"), Ernest Graves (as "Messenger"), Barbara Jefford (as "Andromache, Wife to Hector"), Peter Kerr (as "Troilus, Young brother to Hector"), Catherine Lacey (as "Hecuba, Mother to Hector"), John Laurie (as "Demekos, A Poet, Leader of the Senate"), Leueen MacGrath (as "Cassandra, Sister to Hector"), Tom McDermott (as "Senator"), Felix Munso (as "Ajax, A Greek Captain"), Nehemiah Persoff (as "A Topman, Officer on Paris' Ship"), Milton Selzer (as "Mathematician"). Replacement cast during Helen Hayes Theatre run: Jack Bittner (as "A Topman, Officer on Paris' Ship"), Louis Criss (as "Messenger"), Ernest Graves (as "Ajax, A Greek Captain"), Michael Hogan (as "Priam, King of Troy, Father to Hector"), Jeanne Jerrems (as "Laundress"), John McLiam (as "Olpides/Sailor on Paris' Ship"). Produced by The Playwrights' Company. Produced in association with Henry M. Margolis.

(1954). Stage Play: Mademoiselle Colombe. Written by Jean Anouilh. Book adapted by Louis Kronenberger. Scenic Design by Boris Aronson. Directed by Harold Clurman. Longacre Theatre: 6 Jan 1954- 27 Feb 1954 (61 performances). Cast: Edna Best (as "Mme. Alexandra"), Julie Harris (as "Colombe"), Sam Jaffe (as "Gourette"), Eli Wallach (as "Julien"), Harry Bannister (as "Gaulois"), Jeanne Jerrems (as "Dancer"), Edward Julien (as "Chiropodist") [Broadway debut], Nehemiah Persoff (as "Hairdresser"), Lee Phillips (as "Dancer"), Edna Preston (as "Mme. Georges"), Mikhail Rasumny (as "Poet-Mine-Own"), Gregory Robins (as "Stagehand"), Frank Silvera (as "Deschamps"), Joanne Taylor (as "Manicurist"), William Windom (as "Edouard"). Produced by Robert L. Joseph and Jay Julien.

(1959). Stage Play: Only in America. Written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Based on the book by Harry Golden. Scenic Design by Peter Larkin. Directed by Herman Shumlin. Cort Theatre: 19 Nov 1959- 12 Dec 1959 (28 performances). Cast: Alan Alda (as "Telephone Man") [Broadway debut], David Baker (as "Calvin"), Shannon Bolin (as "Kate Golden"), Norris Borden (as "Young Man"), Flora Campbell (as "Dr. Leota Patterson"), Ludwig Donath (as "I. Birnbaum"), Don Fellows (as "Bill Drake"), Vincent Gardenia (as "Chairman"), Lynn Hamilton (as "Helen Cheney"), Harry Holcombe (as "State Senator Claypool"), Martin Huston (as "Herbert Loomis"), Daniel Keyes (as "Fred"), Enid Markey (as "Mrs. Archer-Loomis"), Laurens Moore (as "Legislator"), Nehemiah Persoff (as "Harry Golden"), Dinnie Smith (as "Velma"), Shepperd Strudwick (as "Lucius Whitmore"), Wayne Tippit (as "Ray"), Charlotte Whaley (as "Ruth-Ella"), Josh White Jr. (as "Jed"), Edwin Whitner (as "Hershey M. Stoddard"), Howard Wierum (as "Wes"), Edmund Williams (as "Stenotypist"), Jerry Wimberly (as "Balthasar"). Produced by Herman Shumlin.

(1951). Stage Play: Peer Gynt (Revival). ANTA Playhouse: 28 Jan 1951- 24 Feb 1951 (32 performances). Cast: Joseph Anthony (as "Solveig's Father/Monsieur Ballon/Dr. Begriffenfeldt"), Aviva (as "A Singer"), Lisa Baker (as "Mads Mother/Kari/Ensemble'), Edward Binns' (as "Mads Father/Herr Von Eberkopf/Ensemble"), Patricia Birsh (as "Anitra's Attendant/Ensemble/Dancer"), Ann Boley (as "An Elderly Woman/Ensemble"), Beverlee Bozeman (as "3rd Herd Girl/Ensemble/Dancer"), Sherry Britton (as "A Greenclad Woman"), Irving Burton (as "Ensemble/Dancer"), Rebecca Darke (as "Ingrid/Ensemble"), Mildred Dunnock (as "Aase, a Peasant Widow"), Bob Emmett (as "Anitra's Attendant/Ensemble/Dancer"), Margaret Feury (as "Ensemble"), John Garfield (as "Peer Gynt, Her Son"), Barbara Gaye (as "2nd Herd Girl/Anitra's Attendant/Ensemble/Dancer"), Ray Gordon (as "An Elderly Man/A Thief/The Master Cook/Ensemble"), Anne Hegira (as "Solveig's Mother/Ensemble"), Hillel (as "The Flutist"), Stuart Hodes (as "Anitra's Attendant/Ensemble/Dancer"), Ed Horner (as "The Ugly Brat/A Healer/Ensemble"), Pearl Lang (as "Solveig"), Karl Malden (as "A Buttonmolder"), Peggy Meredith (as "Ingrid's Mother/Ensemble"), Mahlon Naill (as "Mads Moen/Ensemble"), Sono Osato (as "Anitra"), Lucille Patton (as "1st Herd Girl/Ensemble"), Dancer"), Nehemiah Persoff (as "Ingrid's Father/The Troll King"), Richard Purdy (as "Mr. Cotton/Hussein/Ensemble"), John Randolph (as "Aslak, a Smith/The Voice/Herr Trompetstraale/Ensemble"), Lou Yetter (as "Ensemble/Dancer"). Produced by Cheryl Crawford. Produced in association with Roger L. Stevens and ANTA (Alfred De Liagre Jr.: executive producer. Jean Dalrymple: executive director).

(1951). Stage Play: Peer Gynt (Revival). Written by Henrik Ibsen. Book adapted by Paul Green. Incidental music by Lan Adomian. Near East Music by Hillel and Aviva. Choreographed by Valerie Bettis. Directed by Lee Strasberg. ANTA Playhouse: 28 Jan 1951- 24 Feb 1951 (32 performances). Cast: Joseph Anthony (as "Solveig's Father/Monsieur Ballon/Dr. Begriffenfeldt"), Aviva (as "A Singer"), Lisa Baker (as "Mads Mother/Kari/Ensemble'), Edward Binns (as "Mads Father/Herr Von Eberkopf/Ensemble"), Patricia Birsh (as "Anitra's Attendant/Ensemble/Dancer"), Ann Boley (as "An Elderly Woman/Ensemble"), Beverly Bozman [credited as Beverlee Bozeman] (as "3rd Herd Girl/Ensemble/Dancer") [final Broadway role], Sherry Britton (as "A Greenclad Woman"), Irving Burton (as "Ensemble/Dancer"), Rebecca Darke (as "Ingrid/Ensemble"), Mildred Dunnock (as "Aase, a Peasant Widow"), Bob Emmett (as "Anitra's Attendant/Ensemble/Dancer"), Margaret Feury (as "Ensemble"), John Garfield (as "Peer Gynt, Her Son"), Barbara Gaye (as "2nd Herd Girl/Anitra's Attendant/Ensemble/Dancer"), Ray Gordon (as "An Elderly Man/A Thief/The Master Cook/Ensemble"), Anne Hegira (as "Solveig's Mother/Ensemble"), Hillel (as "The Flutist"), Stuart Hodes (as "Anitra's Attendant/Ensemble/Dancer"), Ed Horner (as "The Ugly Brat/A Healer/Ensemble"), Pearl Lang (as "Solveig"), Karl Malden (as "A Buttonmolder"), Peggy Meredith (as "Ingrid's Mother/Ensemble"), Mahlon Naill (as "Mads Moen/Ensemble"), Sono Osato (as "Anitra"), Lucille Patton (as "1st Herd Girl/Ensemble/Dancer"), Nehemiah Persoff (as "Ingrid's Father/The Troll King"), Richard Purdy (as "Mr. Cotton/Hussein/Ensemble"), John Randolph (as "Aslak, a Smith/The Voice/Herr Trompetstraale/Ensemble"), Lou Yetter (as "Ensemble/Dancer"). Produced by Cheryl Crawford. Produced in association with Roger L. Stevens and ANTA (Alfred De Liagre Jr.: executive producer. Jean Dalrymple: executive director).


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