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Also Known As: Died: June 15, 2003
Born: July 18, 1911 Cause of Death: prostate cancer
Birth Place: London, Ontario, CA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Broadway: The Golden Age (2004) as Himself
The Golden Age of Broadway theater is brought to the screen by interviews with over 100 Broadway stars, composers, writers and notables, whose stories bring Broadway's past to life. Includes archival footage of productions from the pre-video era and vintage photographs of some of Broadway's most fam
Separate Peace, A (2004) as Professor Carmichael
Adaptation of John Knowles' novel about Gene and Finny, roommates at a New England boarding school during the early years of World War II. Their friendship is tested when students accuse one roommate of being the cause of an accident that harms the other roommate.
Off Season (2001) as Sam Clausner
When 10-year-old Jackson Mayhew loses his parents in a car accident, he goes to live with his aunt, Patty Winslow, an aspiring singer down on her luck. Patty takes a job at a Florida hotel where she tends bar in exchange for a free room. Mel Breskin, the manager, has promised to let her sing when bu
Yesterday's Children (2000) as Sonny Sutton
A woman is haunted by vivid and strangely familiar dreams of a mysterious mother and her children.<P>Jenny, a happily married American architect, suddenly begins to experience recurring dreams about a woman named Mary living in a small Irish town with her four children and her abusive husband. Soon
Sea People (1999) as John Mcrae
Fourteen-year-old Amanda is a loner, living in a small coastal town in Nova Scotia and dreaming of swimming the English Channel. When she sees an old man jumping off an inlet bridge, she dives in to save him. He introduces himself as John McRae and insists he was just going for a swim in the bitterl
Santa and Pete (1999) as Saint Nicholas
The grandfather in a close-knit family, recounts the legend of Santa on a snowy Christmas Eve. While on a pilgrimage in Spain, St. Nicholas, a Christian bishop, is persecuted for his Christianity and arrested. In jail, St. Nick meets Pete, a young Black Moor working as the prison cook. They become f
Angel Passing (1997)
A deluded former concert pianist tries desperately to resurrect the past.
Horton Foote's Alone (1997) as John Webb
Farmer and recent widower John Webb is suddenly offered money for the mineral rights to his land by a Texas oil man. Webb's nephews, Carl and Gus, Jr., become excited by the proposition since they own 50% of the land's mineral rights after receiving an earlier inheritance from their father. The neph
12 Angry Men (1997) as Juror No 9
Remake of 1957 theatrical film of same name directed by Sidney Lumet. In a Queens County, New York, courtroom, an inner-city youth stands accused of murdering his father. Juror No. 8 fights for the accused's innocence against eleven fellow jurors who are ready to vote "guilty" for what seems to be a
Marvin's Room (1996) as Marvin
Years ago, the fiercely independent Lee took off for Ohio, while her older sister Bessie returned to the family's Florida home to look after their bedridden father Marvin and his lovably child-like sister Ruth. In Bessie's words, Marvin has been dying slowly for the past twenty years... just to make
Camilla (1994) as Ewald
Freda Lopez, an aspiring musician, travels with her husband to the beautiful beaches of Georgia where she befriends Camilla, an odd and exotic elderly woman who plays the violin. When the two embark on a journey together, Camilla reclaims a lost love and makes peace with herself and her son, while F
To Dance With the White Dog (1993) as Sam Peek
A strange white dog mysteriously appears and helps a Georgia tree farmer to cope with the loss of his wife.
The Pelican Brief (1993) as Justice Abraham Rosenberg
A law student stumbles on evidence behind the assassination of two Supreme Court justices.
Neil Simon's Broadway Bound (1992) as Ben
Based on the original play by Neil Simon, the story traces the attempts of Eugene and Stan Jerome's attempts to break into show business as comedy writers in the 1950s.
Christmas on Division Street (1991) as Cleveland Meriwether
A young boy unexpectedly befriends a homeless man and learns the true meaning of sharing.
Age-Old Friends (1989) as John Cooper
An "HBO Showcase" adaptation of Bob Larbey's Broadway play about two close friends residing in a retirement home. One is failing physically, but is sharp of mind; the other is in good physical shape, but is losing his memory. They help each other retain their dignity and wit as they confront advanci
Day One (1989) as James F Byrnes
A television movie dramatizing the story of the Manhattan Project and the race to develop the atomic bomb. The saga revolves around three main characters: General Leslie R. Groves, the military man who spear-headed the endeavor; Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist in charge of the project; and
Cocoon: the Return (1988) as Joe Finley
Art, Ben, Joe and their wives, Bess, Mary and Alma have left Earth for a planet on which they never grow older. When they come back to their home planet to visit, they remember what it's like to be human.
*batteries not included (1987) as Frank Riley
Aliens in tiny space ships visit Earth.
Foxfire (1987) as Hector Nations
A television movie based on the Broadway play "Foxfire," about a woman's attempt to hold on to her farm while she battles her troubled folk singer son and grieves over the death of her husband.
Cocoon (1985) as Joe Finley
A group of elderly people are rejuvenated by aliens after swimming in a pool.
Impulse (1984) as Dr Carr
A young woman returns to her rural hometown, only to discover that the entire community is caught in a mysterious epidemic of irrational behavior.
Brewster's Millions (1983) as Rupert Horn
A minor-league baseball player has thirty days to spend $30 million dollars in order to receive an inheritance of $300 million.
World According to Garp, The (1982) as Mr Fields
Garp's an aspiring novelist, who's mother, Jenny is, an unmarried, unorthodox, feminist. Garp succeeds in publishing his novel, at the same time that his mother publishes her first feminist manifesto. Though successful and happily married to his college sweetheart, Helen, Garp still envys his fearl
Honky Tonk Freeway (1981) as Sherm Schaefler
A writer, a waitress, a nun and other motorists land in a desperate Florida mayor's tourist trap.
Rollover (1981) as Maxwell Emery
Lee Winters is a former movie star who inherited her husband''s multi-million dollar company when he was murdered. Lee is working with her banker to find her husband''s killer, and the two become lovers. The couple go to Saudi Arabia to get a loan, and to secure Lee''s role as chairman of the company''s board. When they arrive in the country, the find out about a Saudi company''s plot to destailize the Western economy by pulling their money out of banks all over the world.
Conrack (1974) as Skeffington
In the late 1960s, Pat Conroy accepts a teaching job on a small island of the South Carolina coast. When he gets there, Conroy finds that his school is essentially a shack, filled with illiterate students who cannot count, and do not even know that they live in the United States. Conroy disagrees with the methods of the principal who has convinced the students that they are lazy and unintelligent, and decides to try new ways to reach them. The students thrive as Conroy exposes them to films, classical music, and teaches them to swim. When his unconventional methods are criticized by the local leaders, Conroy responds by confronting them about the institutional racism that has held his students back.
The Parallax View (1974) as Editor Bill Rintels
A reporter uncovers the deadly conspiracy behind a political assassination.
There Was a Crooked Man ... (1970) as Dudley Whinner
A Western crook tries to break out of prison.
The Arrangement (1969) as Arthur
A car crash causes a rich man to reconsider the life he leads.
Gaily, Gaily (1969) as "Honest" Tim Grogan
An innocent young writer learns the ways of yellow journalism working for a top Chicago paper.
Hamlet (1964) as Polonius
Cleopatra (1963) as Sosigenes
The legendary Egyptian queen tries to use her beauty to conquer the Roman Empire.
Sunrise at Campobello (1960) as Louis McHenry Howe
After a bout with polio, future president Franklin Roosevelt fights to save his political career.
Crowded Paradise (1956) as George Heath
People Will Talk (1951) as Professor Rodney Elwell
A controversial doctor gets mixed up with an unwed mother.
Top O' the Morning (1949) as Hughie Devine
One bright morning, the villagers near Blarney Castle, Ireland hear terrible news: the famed Blarney Stone has been stolen. Enter Joe Mulqueen, singing insurance investigator from New York. The lovely daughter of police sergeant McNaughton soon catches Joe's eye, and oddly enough Joe fulfills an ancient prophecy of who her lover will be. Meanwhile, Joe does find time to do a little investigating...
The Bride Goes Wild (1948) as John McGrath
A womanizing author of children's books borrows a son to woo his illustrator.
Brute Force (1947) as Captain Munsey
Tough, disgruntled prisoners plan a daring, possibly bloody escape while on a drain pipe detail.
The Beginning or the End (1947) as Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer
True story of the Manhattan Project and the race to build the atomic bomb.
The Secret Heart (1946) as Man's voice
A recent widow tries to help her emotionally disturbed stepdaughter.
Ziegfeld Follies (1946) as Monty Edelman in "The Sweepstakes Ticket"
Legendary showman Flo Ziegfeld imagines the kind of Follies he could produce with MGM's musical stars.
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) as Arthur Keats
Illicit lovers plot to kill the woman's older husband.
The Green Years (1946) as Papa Leckie
An orphaned Irish boy is taken in by his mother's Scottish relations.
The Sailor Takes a Wife (1946) as Freddie [Potts]
A sailor gets more than he bargained for from a quickie marriage.
A Letter for Evie (1946) as John Phineas McPherson
A timid soldier sends his buddy's picture to a romantic pen pal.
Blonde Fever (1945) as Diner at inn
A woman fights to save her husband from a sluttish waitress.
Main Street After Dark (1945) as Keller
A police clean-up campaign could put a family of pickpockets out of work.
The Seventh Cross (1944) as Paul Roeder
Seven men escape from a concentration camp and fight their way to freedom.
The Cross of Lorraine (1944) as [Andre] Duval
Allied POWs fight to survive torture and loss of faith.
Lifeboat (1944) as Stanley "Sparks" Garrett
Survivors of a torpedoed boat take in a German Naval officer from the sub that sank them.
Shadow of a Doubt (1943) as Herbie Hawkins
A young girl fears her favorite uncle may be a killer.
Phantom of the Opera (1943) as Gerard
Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano Christine Dubois (as do baritone Anatole and police inspector Raoul) and secretly aids her career. But Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid. Soon, mysterious crimes plague the Paris Opera House, blamed on a legendary "phantom" whom none can find in the mazes and catacombs. But both of Christine's lovers have plans to ferret him out.

Writer (feature film)

Foxfire (1987)
A television movie based on the Broadway play "Foxfire," about a woman's attempt to hold on to her farm while she battles her troubled folk singer son and grieves over the death of her husband.
Dollmaker, The (1984) as Screenwriter
In her TV-movie debut, Jane Fonda stars as an illiterate Kentucky woman who uproots her children to follow her husband to Detroit during World War II, where he has found work as a mechanic, and tries to adjust to a new way of life by utilizing her natural talents as a wood carver. Susan Cooper and H
Under Capricorn (1949) as Adaptation
Newly arrived in Australia, a man discovers his childhood love is now an alcoholic.
Rope (1948) as Adaptation
Two wealthy young men try to commit the perfect crime by murdering a friend.

Music (feature film)

Foxfire (1987)
A television movie based on the Broadway play "Foxfire," about a woman's attempt to hold on to her farm while she battles her troubled folk singer son and grieves over the death of her husband.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

To Dance With the White Dog (1993)
A strange white dog mysteriously appears and helps a Georgia tree farmer to cope with the loss of his wife.

Cast (special)

The John Garfield Story (2003) as Featuring
A TCM original documentary that traces John Garfield''''s life and career from his humble childhood.
Richard Burton: Taylor-Made For Stardom (2002) as Interviewee
Profile of actor Richard Burton. He was born Richard Jenkins, the son of a miner in South Wales. His mother died when he was two. At 15, his life was transformed by Philip Burton, a schoolteacher with a passion for the theater. Under his guidance, Richard became an actor and changed his last name fr
Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood (2001) as Interviewee
Documentary about the making of 20th Century Fox's 1963 film "Cleopatra," then the most expensive film of all time and the film that brought Elizabeth Taylor her first $1 million paycheck. The program includes rare footage, the film's original uncut trailer and interviews with those involved in the
Omnibus: Television's Golden Age (1999) as Narration
Documentary that relates the story of the television series "Omnibus," a weekly 90-minute program hosted by Alistair Cooke. During its run from 1952 to 1961, "Omnibus" introduced the best in dance, music, drama, opera, history, science and art.
Intimate Portrait: Jessica Tandy (1999) as Interviewee
Profile of the life and career of actress Jessica Tandy.
Alfred Hitchcock: The E! True Hollywood Story (1999) as Interviewee
Profile of director Alfred Hitchcock.
Grow Old Along With Me (1999)
The program weaves interviews and personal commentary to help people of every generation see old age as a time of increased wisdom and peace of mind.
African Love Story, An (1996) as Narration
Home movies of Hume Cronyn and the late Jessica Tandy, who journeyed to East Africa in 1966, augmented by footage of Cronyn's 1995 return to Kenya with the couple's daughter, Tandy Cronyn. Examination of the changes in the wildlife of East Africa in the 30-year interim. Includes an interview with Je
African Love Story, An (1996) as Himself
Home movies of Hume Cronyn and the late Jessica Tandy, who journeyed to East Africa in 1966, augmented by footage of Cronyn's 1995 return to Kenya with the couple's daughter, Tandy Cronyn. Examination of the changes in the wildlife of East Africa in the 30-year interim. Includes an interview with Je
50th Annual Tony Awards, The (1996)
Live presentation of the 50th Annual Tony Awards, honoring excellence in the Broadway theater. The special includes a salute to Tony's Golden Anniversary spotlighting historic moments from previous Tony broadcasts.
People (1995) as Voice Of Grandpa
Animated special celebrating cultural diversity as told through the adventures of a young girl and her grandfather who take a magical journey exploring various people and cultures around the globe.
48th Annual Tony Awards, The (1994)
A live presentation of the annual Tony Awards, honoring excellence in the theater.
Night of 100 Stars III (1990)
A celebrity benefit for The Actors' Fund of America, featuring music, songs, dance and comedy. Features nearly 175 stars of stage, screen, sports, and fashion.
Everybody's Doing It (1988)
This "Summer Showcase" edition examines the troubled state of America's growing elderly population. The program also focuses closely on the process of aging, the media's portrayal of elderly people, age discrimination, spousal impoverishment caused by catastrophic illness and the burdens on caregiv
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1987)
The tenth annual special celebrating the performing arts and honoring some of the world's most distinguised artists for lifetime achievement: singer Perry Como, actress Bette Davis, singer and entertainer Sammy Davis Jr., musician Nathan Milstein, and choreographer Alwin Nikolais. The program was ta
41st Annual Tony Awards, The (1987)
The forty-first annual presentation of the American Theatre Wing's Antoinette Perry (or "Tony") Awards honoring excellence in the Broadway theater. Broadcast live from the Mark Hellinger Theatre In New York City, the program is the first presentation of the Tonys under the aegis of the Tony Awards P
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1986) as Award Recipient
The ninth annual awards/entertainment special honoring six distinguished artists for lifetime achievement in their area of endeavor. The event, taped at the Opera House of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., honors actress and comedienne Lucille Ball, singer and c
40th Annual Tony Awards, The (1986)
The annual presentation of the American Theatre Wing's Antoinette Perry (or "Tony") Awards honoring excellence in the Broadway theater, broadcast live from the Minskoff Theatre in New York City. This year (1986) marks the twentieth time the Tony Awards have been presented on national television.
Gin Game, The (1984)
An adaptation of D. L. Coburn's play about two residents of a nursing home whos gin rummy games bring out the best and the worst in both of them.
Oath: 33 Hours in the Life of God, The (1976) as Dr Paul Jaffe
The first of two pilot films for a perspective series of medical dramas. The first pilot film tells the story of Dr. Simon Abbott, a cold, impersonal cardiologist whose total dedication to his work begins to affect his health and marriage.
Moon and Sixpence, The (1959) as Dirk Stroeve
The story of Charles Strickland, an aging stockbroker who deserts his family to pursue a career as an artist. Based on the 1925 novel by William Somerset Maugham. The novel was first adapted to television via "The Somerset Maugham Theater" on April 30, 1951, with Lee J. Cobb and Olive Deering as C
Doll's House, A (1959) as Nils Krogstad
The story of Nora Helmer, a childlike woman who one day recognizes that her husband treats her like an ornament, a "doll" for his house, and finds she has no choice but to leave him.
Four Poster, The (1955) as Husband
A two-character play in which a husband and wife recall thirty-five years in their married lives.

Producer (special)

Four Poster, The (1955) as Producer
A two-character play in which a husband and wife recall thirty-five years in their married lives.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Seasons of Love (1999) as Lonzo Brewster
Based on George Dell's 1934 novel about farmer Thomas Linthorne and his wife Kate, who settle a parcel of untilled Ohio farmland in 1866. They clear the land, build their home and have three children: Hocking, Charlotte and Grover. Over a span of fifty years, the Linthorne family saga, set against t

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