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.
Near the end of World War II, Ryan met fellow Marine Richard Brooks
in the library of Camp Pendleton. Brooks had just had his first novel, 'The Brick Foxhole' published, and Ryan told him he was an actor who was determined to play the role of the villain if a movie version were ever made. Ryan insisted, 'I know that son of a bitch. No one knows him better than I do'. Two years later, outside the ...
Often played stern authority figures, in sharp contrast to his real life persona.