Appeared in the stage show "Flying High"
Made rare dramatic appearance onstage in "Burlesque"
Portrayed the Cowardly Lion/Zeke in "The Wizard of Oz"
Reprised stage role in the TV adaptation of "Burlesque" (NBC)
Reunited onstage with Beatrice Lille to star in Billy Rose's "Seven Lively Arts", featuring songs by Cole Porter
Spent three years touring with Seven Frolics, a children's vaudeville act; adopted stage surname of Lahr
Starred in the Broadway production "Hotel Paradiso", featuring Angela Lansbury
Starred in the revue "Two on the Aisle"
Starred opposite Ethel Merman in the Cole Porter musical "DuBarry Was a Lady"
Was first comedian and stage manager for "Roseland Girls"
At age 18, joined the Columbia burlesque circuit; perfected act playing burlesque "Dutch" characters
First played NYC's Palace Theater
Had leading roles in two TV productions, "Androcles and the Lion" and "School for Wives"
Made first appearance in Shakespeare, cast as Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Autolycus in "The Winter's Tale"
Played opposite E G Marshall in the Broadway production of "Waiting for Godot"
Played the father in the TV production of "The Fantasticks" (NBC)
Returned to the stage opposite Tom Ewell in Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami, Florida
Starred in "Hot-Cha!", produced by Florenz Ziegfeld
Starred in the unsold pilot "Mr. O'Malley" (CBS)
Appeared in "The Beauty Part" by S J Perelman
Appeared in a series of TV commercials for Lay's Potato Chips
Feature film debut in "Flying High"
Had year-long run as the prize fighter hero of the musical "Hold Everything"
Served in the US Navy during WWII
Toured in "Make Mine Manhattan" in the role originated by Sid Caesar; appeared in film version
Won Tony Award for turn as Volpone in the musical "Foxy"
Appeared alongside Nancy Walker, Dick Van Dyke and Shelley Berman in the revue "The Girls Against the Boys"
Broadway debut in "Harry Delmar's Revels"; show closed in 16 weeks
Collapsed during filming of last movie, "The Night They Raided Minsky's"
Had biggest success in burlesque in "Keep Smiling"
Played opposite Beatrice Lillie in "The Show Is On", staged and conceived by Vincente Minnelli
With Mercedes Delpino, formed act Lahr & Mercedes