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Lawrence Thierney | Laurence Tierney
6' 1" (1.85 m)
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I haven't had a drink in, oh, five years now," Tierney said in his clipped, tough-guy voice during a 1987 interview. "I finally wised up. I'd say it was about time. Heck, I threw away about seven careers through drink.
After writer/director Rick McKay
published a magazine article "Lawrence Tierney: Crack-Up - The True Story of a Hollywood Tough Guy", Tierney called and asked him to collaborate on an autobiography of the screen legend. After a tumultuous, chaotic week in Los Angeles with Tierney, McKay bowed out, exhausted. The book was never written, McKay is now a successful TV/film producer/director and ...
B-movie leading man whose two-fisted, tough-guy image on screen in the 1940s and '50s rivaled that of his off-screen personal life.