Appeared (as "Nelson"' only Broadway role) in "Mrs. McThing" on Broadway. Comedy/fantasy. Written by Mary Chase
. Background music (played on the Theremin) by Mischa Tulin. Scenic Design / Lighting Design by Lester Polakov. Directed by Joseph Buloff
. Martin Beck Theatre (moved to The Morosco Theatre from 25 Mar 1952-1 Nov 1952, ...
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[on drugs] No, I've never done anything. At least, not to my knowledge. I once took a bunch of goofballs by accident. They looked like candy. They were in a little bowl at a party. I grabbed a hand full and went to town. That was some New Year's Eve. I didn't have a coherent thought 'til February.
He won the 1955 Academy Award as Best Actor for Marty
(1955), his first and only nomination for an Oscar. He was also nominated, and won, the Golden Globe, BAFTA (British Academy), National Board of Review and New York Film Critics Circle Awards for the same role. All were not only his first win, but his first and only nominations as lead actor in a theatrical film.
Gruff, but gentle voice.