Acted in final film, "The Nacro Men"
Appeared in title role of Walt Disney TV series, "Texas John Slaughter"
Began writing full time
TV acting debut, "The Way of the World"
Worked as TV production assistant at CBS before switching to acting
Wrote first screenplay, adapting the "The Other"
Cast opposite Marilyn Monroe in the never-completed film, "Something's Got to Give"
Enlisted in the US Navy at age 17 and spent three years as a radio specialist in the South Pacific during WWII
Novel, "Crowned Heads" adapted in part as Billy Wilder film, "Fedora"
Film debut, "Scarlet Hour"
Grew up in Wethersfield, Connecticut
Joined Cape Playhouse stock company in Dennis, Massachusetts as set designer, assistant stage manager and later actor
Moved to California
Broadway debut as understudy in the musical, "Wish You Were Here"
First novel published, "The Other"