He acted in Stephen Sondheim's musical, "A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to the Forum," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Jack Gilford in the cast. Jack Gilford was also director.
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I'm actually a thin serious person but I play fat and funny, but only for the movies.
As magician Dominick the Great, he had an assistant, the Gypsy Shegundela (performed by the lantern-jawed Ruth Buzzi
). When performing a magic trick, Dom would caution the audience, "No applause-a, please. Save-a for-a the end." Since none of his "magic" ever worked without being patently obvious (or being exposed by Shegundela), applause for the tricks was never forthcoming.
Often wore a flat cap