Starred (as "Walter Burns") in "The Front Page" on Broadway (1969). Comedy (revival). Written by Ben Hecht
and Charles MacArthur
. Directed by Harold J. Kennedy
(also in cast as "Bensinger" from the Tribune). Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 18 Oct 1969-28 Feb 1970 (158 performances + 6 previews). Cast: Val Avery
(as "Diamond Louis"),
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[on being listed as one of the screen's all-time best heavies] I guess they never saw me in most of my pictures. Still, I've never stopped working so I can't complain.
In June 1941 at the Millpond Playhouse in Roslyn, Long Island he acted in the plays The Barker and Petticoat Fever with his wife Jessica Cadawalder. He also acted in Angel Comedy with Cameron Mitchell before ending his engagement by appearing in William Saroyan's TheTime Of Your Life.
Often played serious, temperamental men of action.