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], Ben Gazzara
(as "Jocko de Paris") [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.
He was the youngest of three sons of baker Sam Storch and his wife Bessie. After graduating from Brooklyn's Thomas Jefferson High School, he lied about his age to enlist in the Army early on in World War II. Later earned his bachelor's from the New School for Social Research and studied drama at the Actors Studio under Lee Strasberg