1965: Appeared in Broadway play "Poor Bitos".
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[from an interview done in 1989] It's gotten to the point where it's big news when I don't do a horror film. At this point in my career, it doesn't bother me much that I'm probably hopelessly typecast. I like to work, and horror films definitely keep me working.
One of the stars of The Great Escape
(1963) to have actually been a World War II prisoner of war (Hannes Messemer
, who played Colonel Lugo the camp commander, was a German soldier in World War II and was captured by American troops and held in a POW camp until the end of the war). He was also a POW in Russia. When he kindly offered advice to director John Sturges
, he was politely asked to keep ...
Dr. Sam Loomis from the Halloween films