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Also Known As: Died: February 6, 2009
Born: October 1, 1921 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: White Plains, New York Profession: Cast ...
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Joined the Yale Drama School Players
1942:
Served in the US Marines during WWII
1947:
Made professional acting debut with the Peterborough, New Hampshire stock company
1947:
Made Broadway debut playing Sergeant in "Command Decision"
1947:
TV debut, "Kraft Television Theater"
1949:
Film acting debut, "The Undercover Man"
1949:
Earned a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination for playing a sergeant in "Battleground"
1951:
Played featured role in "It's a Big Country"
1953:
Teamed with Keenan Wynn as gangsters in the feature version of "Kiss Me Kate"
1954:
Had a leading role in the black and white sci-fi film, "Them!"
1955:
Played a supporting role in the film musical, "Oklahoma!"
1955:
Narrated and co-starred in the war drama, "Battle Cry"
1956:
Offered a strong turn as a social worker in "Crime in the Streets"
1960:
Last film for seven years, "Who Was That Lady?"
1960:
Cast as the lead in the ABC crime drama, "The Law and Mr. Jones"
1967:
Returned to features in the Western, "Chuka"
1968:
Played the president in the sci-fi classic, "Planet of the Apes"
1969:
Played the leading character of Professor Woodruff in the NBC series, "My Friend Tony"
1970:
Returned to Broadway in the unsuccessful production of "Inquest"
1970:
Portrayed Will Rogers in the one-man show, "Will Rogers' USA"; toured with the show on and off for thirty years; final performance was in 2000
1970:
Cast as Admiral Halsey in the Japanese-American production of "Tora! Tora! Tora!"
1972:
Recreated stage role in CBS adaptation of "Will Rogers' USA"
1972:
Cast in the short-lived ABC sitcom, "Temperatures Rising"
1974:
Reprised role in the Broadway staging of "Will Rogers' USA"
1975:
Earned a Best Actor Academy Award nomination for recreating his stage role in the one-man show, "Give 'Em Hell, Harry!"
1977:
Portrayed US President Teddy Roosevelt in the one-man stage show, "Bully!"; production filmed and released theatrically
1978:
Co-starred in the CBS miniseries, "The Word"
1982:
Last Broadway appearance (to date) "Almost an Eagle"
1984:
Acted in the NBC miniseries, "Celebrity"
1985:
Created the role of Henry Pulaski in the stage production, "Handy Dandy"
1987:
Starred in the PBS' production of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons"
1987:
Portrayed the judge overseeing the trial of a woman (Barbra Streisand) accused of murder in "Nuts"
1988:
Played the US president in the NBC miniseries, "Favorite Son"
1989:
Portrayed a televangelist in the HBO original movie, "Glory! Glory!"
1990:
Appeared in the Off-Broadway production, "Handy Dandy"
1994:
Return to feature films after a seven-year absence in "The Shawshank Redemption"; directed by Frank Darabont
1997:
Cast as Raymond Oz, the legendary attorney who served as mentor to Bobby Donnell (Dylan McDermott) in the ABC drama, "The Practice"
1997:
Had a supporting role in the film, "The Relic"
1999:
Reprised role of Raymond Oz for two episodes of "The Practice" (ABC)
1999:
Co-starred as one of the US Supreme Court justices in the ABC drama, "Swing Vote"
2001:
Had featured role in "The Majestic"; directed by Frank Darabont
2003:
Garnered an Emmy Award nomination for his guest role in "Mister Sterling" (NBC)
2001:
Guest starred on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS) for his final acting role

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