Dropped out of college and sailed to England to pursue a stage career
Toured with the English Repertory Company
First prominent stage role in "The Outsider" performed in Bath, England
Returned to the USA
Moved to NYC to work with the Theater Guild
Signed to severn-year contract by Warner Bros.
Screen debut in "The Mask of Dimitrios"
Co-starred with Joan Crawford in "Mildred Pierce"
Starred in what is generally considered his best role, "The Southerner"
Played a remorseless villain in "Ruthless"
Injured in a boating accident
When Warner Bros. contract ended, worked free-lance
Arrested twice; once in New Orleans for drinking with blacks; and again in Hawaii for public drunkeness
Began appearing in TV shows like "Robert Montgomery Presents", "Lux Video Theater" and others
Co-starred with Gilbert Roland and Robert Mitchum in "Bandito"
Played the King in the Broadway musical "The King and I"
Starred opposite wife Ruth Ford on Broadway in the short-lived "Requiem for a Nun"
Directed by Luis Bunuel in "The Young One/La Joven"
Portrayed Rochester in a TV adaptation of "Jane Eyre" (CBS)
Final film, "It's Only Money"
Last stage appearance in "Rainy Night in Newark"
Diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor
In July, underwent brain surgery