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Born: May 18, 1931 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Newton, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1949:
Made stage debut in a New Hampshire production of "Our Town"
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Served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War
1954:
Cast as one of original members of the CBS soap opera "The Secret Storm"
1955:
Created the role of Barnaby in "The Matchmaker" on Broadway; also made Broadway debut opposite Ruth Gordon
1956:
Feature debut, small role as a battle victim in "The Proud and the Profane"
1957:
TV debut, "Rain in the Morning" episode of "Matinee Theater" (NBC)
1958:
Received a Tony nomination for his role in the Broadway play "Say, Darling"
1958:
First major film role, recreating stage role of Barnaby opposite Shirley Booth in the film adaptation of "The Matchmaker"
1959:
Received second Tony nomination for his role in the Broadway Musical "Take Me Along"
1961:
Created the role of J. Pierpont Finch in the Broadway musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
1965:
Appeared in the black comedy "The Loved One," a movie that satirized the funeral business in Los Angeles
1967:
Reprised role of Finch for the film version of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
1968:
Appeared in the comedy "Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?" opposite Doris Day
1968:
TV series debut as regular, "That's Life" (ABC); received first Emmy nomination
1970:
Last film for seventeen years, Disney's "The Boatniks"
1972:
Appeared in the original Broadway cast of "Sugar," the musical stage adaptation of "Some Like It Hot"; earned a Tony Award nomination
1972:
Joined other performers, including Marlo Thomas, in creating the <i>Free to Be... You and Me</i> children's album
1976:
Last appearence on Broadway for a decade, "So Long, 174th Street"
1980:
Joined the U.S. touring production of "Sugar Babies"
1987:
Returned to features in the comedy "Hunk"
1989:
Garnered critical acclaim for his one man stage portrayal of Truman Capote in "Tru"
1992:
Recreated his Broadway performance for a PBS adaptation of "Tru"
1993:
Played featured role in the ABC miniseries "Wild Palms"
1995:
Starred in the Canadian production of "Show Boat"
1995:
Portrayed Grandpa in the Fox TV-movie "Here Comes the Munsters"
2000:
Cast as Edwin O'Malley on the CBS medical drama "City of Angels"
2002:
Played the role of The Wizard in the San Francisco run of the musical "Wicked"; replaced by Joel Grey when it opened on Broadway
2007:
Played the recurring role of Bertram Cooper on AMC's "Mad Men"; received an Emmy (2008, 2010) nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

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