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[on the 'amazing experience' of old Hollywood] The conformity of the material was a problem, true. But the old system had virtues. [They] would gamble once in a while on an offbeat picture... We all had to go to film school, and we worked in hordes of pictures - B pictures - which were shot very fast.
At the time he was diagnosed with cancer, he was scheduled to play "Don Quixote" in a film version of Miguel Cervantes
' novel. It was Rex Harrison
, however, who was finally seen as the Don in a 1973 made-for-television film of the book, a year after Peter O'Toole
had starred in the film version (Man of La Mancha
(1972)) of the Broadway musical "Man of La Mancha".
Often played serious, temperamental men of action.