He acted in Julian Funt's play, "The Magic and the Loss," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Uta Hagen, Lee Bowman, Edith Meiser, Charles Taylor, and Danny Dennis in the cast. Ralph Alswang was set designer. Jocelyn was costume designer. MIchael Gordon was director. Alexander H. Cohen and Ralph Alswang were producers.
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[on leaving Paramount after twelve years] I no longer needed or wanted the paternalism of a studio, and that's what it was in those days. The studio system had to be paternalistic, but I didn't want Big Daddy anymore. The real reason they let me go was that they'd given me a new contract, so by that time I was making more money than Alan Ladd playing the heavy in his pictures. It was easier for ...
The name of his character in the movie, Mame
, Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside is taken from the names of four Civil War generals - Pierre Goustave Toutant Beauregard, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, and George Pickett (Confederate), and Ambrose Burnside (Union).