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.
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 stern authority figures, in sharp contrast to his real life persona.