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Also Known As: Died: September 4, 1991
Born: January 14, 1926 Cause of Death: stomach cancer
Birth Place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Grew up in Wethersfield, Connecticut
1943:
Enlisted in the US Navy at age 17 and spent three years as a radio specialist in the South Pacific during WWII
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Joined Cape Playhouse stock company in Dennis, Massachusetts as set designer, assistant stage manager and later actor
1952:
Broadway debut as understudy in the musical, "Wish You Were Here"
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Worked as TV production assistant at CBS before switching to acting
1955:
Moved to California
1955:
TV acting debut, "The Way of the World"
1955:
Film debut, "Scarlet Hour"
1958:
Appeared in title role of Walt Disney TV series, "Texas John Slaughter"
1962:
Cast opposite Marilyn Monroe in the never-completed film, "Something's Got to Give"
1971:
Acted in final film, "The Nacro Men"
1971:
First novel published, "The Other"
1972:
Wrote first screenplay, adapting the "The Other"
1972:
Began writing full time
1978:
Novel, "Crowned Heads" adapted in part as Billy Wilder film, "Fedora"

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