He acted in Jean-Paul Sartre's play, "Vicious Circle (Huis Clos)," at the Arts Theatre Club in London, England with Alec Guinness and Beatrix Lehmann in the cast. Peter Brook was director. Rolf Gerard was designer.
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[om The Flesh and the Fiends
(1960)] George Rose
and myself were perfectly horrible grave robbers. As I recall, that film had some rather bloody scenes in it which, in 1960, was a rare occurrence in horror films. That was a really atmospheric film, and it portrayed the poverty of 19th century Europe realistically.
Was nominated for four Tony Awards as Best Actor (Dramatic): in 1962 for "The Caretaker", a part he recreated in the film version also titled The Guest
(1963); in 1965 for "Poor Bitos"; in 1969 for "The Man in the Glass Booth" and, in 1972 for "Wise Child" - but he never won.
Dr. Sam Loomis from the Halloween films