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|Also Known As:||Died:||September 22, 1999|
|Born:||October 18, 1927||Cause of Death:||ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm|
|Birth Place:||Wise, Virginia, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Moved with father to Michigan after mother's death
Served four years in the Marine Corps.
Performed in over 150 productions in summer stock and with regional theaters
New York stage debut as "Richard III", New York Shakespeare Festival
TV acting debut, "I Haven't Seen Her Lately" (episode of "Kraft Mystery Theater")
Screen debut in "The Hanging Tree"
Founded the Theatre of Michigan Company (with Theodore Mann)
Broadway producing debut,"Great Day in the Morning" (starring Colleen Dewhurst)
Starred in TV series, "East Side, West Side"
London stage debut, "The Three Sisters"
Dropped out of directing "Dr Cook's Garden" on Broadway before first preview
TV directing debut (also star), "The Andersonville Trial"
Screen directorial debut, "Rage"
Screen producing debut (also director) "The Savage is Loose"
Broadway directorial debut, "Death of a Salesman" (also star)
Starred in TV series, "Mr. President"
Suffered heart attack
Withdrew from the Broadway production of "Inherit the Wind" over health problems
Co-starred in the small screen remake of "12 Angry Men"
Appeared opposite Jack Lemmon in Showtime remake of "Inherit the Wind"
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