He played "Prof. Harold Hill" in a highly popular and critically acclaimed touring company of the stage musical "The Music Man"--visiting many major American cities. In all, Tucker played Prof. Harold Hill 2,008 times between 1958 and 1963--more times than Robert Preston
(who played the role on Broadway for 1,375 shows and ...
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I look in the mirror and I say, 'Forget it: what else is new.' But I know how to do a line, do a take. Let me do the basics. Let other people care about being pretty.
In the mid-1970s, Tucker toured with the Roy Radin Vaudeville Revue, a variety show in which he was featured telling Irish tales and singing Irish folk songs. Theatrical producer Roy Radin
was later the victim in the so-called "Cotton Club Murder." Movie producer Robert Evans
, who was producing The Cotton Club
(1984) at the time of his brutal killing, had been in contact with Radin as a potential...