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|Also Known As:||Died:||September 18, 1968|
|Born:||February 27, 1905||Cause of Death:||lung cancer|
|Birth Place:||Niagara Falls, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Returned to US and joined McGarry Players stock company in Buffalo NY
Joined the New Playwrights Company in Greenwich Village, with whom he made NY stage debut in "The Belt"
Became a member of the Theatre Guild, appearing in "Red Dust", "Meteor", "Hotel Universe" (1930) and "Green Grow the Lilacs" (1931)
Founding member of the Group Theatre
Film debut, "The Wiser Sex" (filmed at Paramount's Astoria Studio in NY while he was appearing on stage in the evenings)
Signed a five-year contract with MGM
Returned to stage in Group Theatre's production, "The Gentle People"
Assaulted by actor Tom Neal over disagreement regarding actor Barbara Payton
Staged (and acted in) acclaimed revival of Anton Chekhov's classic play, "Uncle Vanya", in the mid-1950s
With Jean Dalrymple, purchased Theatre Four in NY to use for experimental play productions; appeared there as narrator in "Beyond Desire"
Appeared in last film, "The High Commissioner"
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