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