(1953). Stage Play: End as a Man. Written by Calder Willingham
. based on his book. Directed by Jack Garfein
. Vanderbilt Theatre (moved to The Lyceum Theatre from 17 Dec 1953- close): 14 Oct 1953- 16 Jan 1954 (105 performances). Cast: Robert Dirk, Anthony Franciosa
(as "Starkson") [Broadway debut
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[re his notes to Eugène Ionesco
's on his play 'Hunger and Thirst'] I had doubts about the second act that I read, and I told Ionesco that when I saw him in Paris. He got up, went into another room and came back with a script. 'How do you like this second act?' he asked. I did.
His Broadway career began in 1953 in 'End as a Man'. He also appeared in the stage version of 'Look Homeward, Angel' in 1957.