He acted in the musical, "Kismet," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine. Charles Lederer and Luther Davis wrote the book. Robert Wright and George Forrest wrote the lyrics and musical adaptation. Alexander Borodin was original composer.
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Handsome, talented, versatile baritone whose too-short career before his untimely death at the age of fifty-eight encompassed grand opera (Metropolitan, New York City, and Santa Fe Opera Companies, primarily), Broadway musicals (He introduced the Comden-Styne-Green standard "Make Someone Happy" in the 1961 show "Do-Re-Mi"), and television, primarily as a frequent guest on "Mister Rogers's ...