1919 - Born in June 14th in Chicago, Illinois. American actor and film director.
1940 - Married to Charlotte Holland.
1952 - Trained at Goodman Theatre, Chicago, worked with summer stock companies in Chicago as an actor and director, and made his London debut.
- Become blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee after filming Mr. Denning Drives North in the U.K.
1957 - Appointed director of the New Shakespeare Theatre, Liverpool.
1959 - Joined the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre company at Stratford-upon-Avon.
1974-1986 - He worked both as director and actor in films and television, his appearances included Spiral Staircase, Private Benjamin, Superman IV, and Baby Boom.
1993 - Died on December 18th in London, England.
- He was awarded an honorary CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to the Globe Theater.
1994 - He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award: Society of London Theatre's Special Award for Lifetime Achievement.
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