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|Also Known As:||Died:||July 23, 1966|
|Born:||October 17, 1920||Cause of Death:||occlusive coronary artery disease|
|Birth Place:||Omaha, Nebraska, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Made acting debut in amateur production of "As Husbands Go" in Sarasota, Florida at age 12
Worked as model with John Robert Powers agency; modeled Arrow Shirts
Professional debut in small role in Stockbridge, Massachusetts stock production of "Fly Away Home"; made Broadway debut when play transferred (1935)
Played young prince in Cole Porter Broadway musical, "Jubilee"
Refused MGM offer to co-star in "Mrs. Miniver" because he wouldn't sign 7-year contract
Made first film, "Red River"
First released film, "The Search"; earned Best Actor Academy Award nomination
Returned to Broadway in "The Seagull"
Wrapped car around a pole after a party at Elizabeth Taylor's house in the middle of shooting "Raintree County" on May 13; undergoes extensive reconstructive facial surgery
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