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Also Known As: Died: July 1, 2009
Born: March 22, 1912 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Gary, Indiana, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Gary, Indiana
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After graduating high school, worked in steel mills for three years before attending drama school in Chicago
1937:
Moved to NYC
1937:
Stage debut in "Golden Boy"
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Worked frequently on radio dramas
1938:
Appeared on Broadway in "How to Get Tough About It" and "Missouri Legend"
1940:
Film debut, "They Knew What They Wanted"
1943:
Was a member of the ensemble of "Winged Victory," produced on Broadway; reprised role in film adaptation
1947:
Breakthrough stage role in original cast of Arthur Miller's drama, "All My Sons," directed by Elia Kazan
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Co-starred as Mitch, the man who courts Blanche DuBois, in Broadway premiere of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire," staged by Kazan
1949:
Early TV credits include "Little Women" (CBS)
1951:
Reprised role of Mitch in the Kazan-directed feature version of "A Streetcar Named Desire"; won Supporting Actor Oscar
1951:
Acted on stage in "Peer Gynt"
1953:
Co-starred in the thriller, "I Confess," helmed by Alfred Hitchcock
1954:
Earned second Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor as the dockside priest in Kazan's "On the Waterfront"
1955:
Returned to Broadway in "Desperate Hours"
1956:
Reunited with Kazan and Tennessee Williams for the feature film "Baby Doll"
1957:
Made last stage appearance to date in "The Egghead"
1957:
Directed feature, "Time Limit"
1957:
Cast as baseball player Jimmy Piersall's father in the biopic, "Fear Strikes Out"
1960:
Co-starred in the Disney feature, "Pollyanna"
1961:
Acted in Marlon Brando's directorial debut, "One-Eyed Jacks"
1962:
Had banner year with four strong performances: as Warren Beatty's father in the drama "All Fall Down"; the prison warden in "Birdman of Alcatraz"; the patriarch of a pioneer family in "How the West Was Won"; and as the suitor to Madame Rose in "Gypsy"
1965:
Co-starred in "The Cincinnati Kid"
1967:
Acted opposite Michael Caine (as Harry Palmer) in the Ken Russell-directed "Billion Dollar Brain"
1970:
Portrayed General Omar Bradley to George C. Scott's "Patton"
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Starred as Lieutenant Mike Stone on the ABC crime drama, "The Streets of San Francisco"; garnered four consecutive Emmy nominations as Lead Actor in a Drama Series from 1974 to 1977
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Served as spokesman for American Express in memorable series of commercials, spouting tagline "Don't leave home without it"
1977:
Starred in the small screen remake of "Captains Courageous" (ABC)
1979:
Had featured roles in two disaster-themed features, "Beyond the Poseidon Adventure" and "Meteor"
1980:
Starred in short-lived series "Skag" (NBC)
1981:
Portrayed US Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks in the ABC movie, "Miracle on Ice"
1984:
Offered memorable, Emmy-winning turn as a man who slowly comes to suspect his daughter was murdered by her husband in the based-on-fact NBC miniseries, "Fatal Vision"
1985:
Appeared as the Walrus in an all-star CBS version of "Alice in Wonderland"
1987:
Hosted and narrated a pair of NBC specials, "Unsolved Mysteries"
1987:
Made last feature film appearance in courtroom drama, "Nuts"
1988:
Cast as Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, Jr., whose decision to authorize the use of Agent Orange in Vietnam has repercussions on his family in the fact-based CBS drama, "My Father, My Son"
1989:
Portrayed wheelchair-bound Leon Klinghoffer who was murdered by terrorists in "The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro" (NBC)
1990:
Co-starred in the ABC movie "Call Me Anna," based on actress Patty Duke's autobiography
1992:
Reprised his signature TV role of policeman Mike Stone in "Back to the Streets of San Francisco" (NBC)
1993:
Portrayed a bus driver who fought to save himself and a group of school children who were kidnapped and buried alive in the true story "They've Taken Our Children: The Chowchilla Kidnapping Story" (ABC)
2000:
Made guest appearance as a priest on NBC's acclaimed "The West Wing"

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