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(3/15/47) Radio: Appeared (as "Homer Parrish") in "The Hedda Hopper Show - This Is Hollywood" broadcast of "The Best Years of Our Lives".
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I got my award for special contributions, and I'm hanging around backstage. I found out, months later, that when I was nominated for Supporting Actor, they figured I didn't have a chance, the other guys [Charles Coburn
, William Demarest
, Claude Rains
, Clifton Webb
] had too much background. When they got to Supporting Actor, they practically threw me out on the stage.
Served three terms as the National Commander of the AMVETS. As National Commander, he wrote an 11 April 1951 letter to President Harry S. Truman
supporting his decision to relieve General Douglas MacArthur
of his supreme command: "The issue is whether the ultimate civil authority of the United States can tolerate actions in contempt of constitutional lines of authority. Any lessening of civil ...