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Also Known As: Died: January 26, 1992
Born: January 8, 1912 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Puerto Rico Profession: Cast ...
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1918:
First visited the United States for an operation on his palate; family later moved to the USA when he was six
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Organized a successful cruise ship band, the Pied Pipers, while a college student
1934:
Made professional debut on a showboat on Long Island
1935:
Joined Joshua Logan's Suffern (New York) stock company as assistant stage manager
1935:
Broadway debut in "A Slight Case of Murder"
1940:
First major stage role in Broadway revival of "Charley's Aunt"
1941:
Broadway directing debut, Marcel Pagnol's "Topaz"
1942:
Played Iago to Paul Robson's Othello on Broadway
1945:
Broadway producing debut, "Strange Fruit" (also director)
1945:
Turned down lead in Billy Wilder's "The Lost Weekend"
1946:
Film debut as narrator of short, "Bolivia"
1948:
Film acting debut (feature) in "Joan of Arc"
1949:
Starred in TV version of his 1947 stage triumph, "Cyrano de Bergerac"; also starred in 1950 film version
:
Recorded hit duets, "Man" and "Woman" with Rosemary Clooney in the mid-1950s
1955:
Film directing debut, "The Shrike" (also actor)
1958:
Co-writing debut, "Oh, Captain" on Broadway (also director)
1990:
Last American stage appearance at the Paper Mill Playhouse's revival of the Harold Rome musical "Fanny" in Millburn, New Jersey
1990:
Final stage performance opposite Mandy Patinkin in the RSC's musical "Born Again" (based on Ionesco's "Rhinoceros")
1991:
Planned to return to Broadway in the spring of 1992 to star opposite Judd Hirsch in Herb Gardner's "Conversations with My Father"; forced to bow out due to illness

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