|Also Known As: ||
||July 23, 1966
||October 17, 1920
||Cause of Death:
||occlusive coronary artery disease
||Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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