He performed in Regional Theater, Broadway, film, and starred in Television and was also guest stars on many other TV shows. Not only was he a great character actor he was a great man. He enlisted in the Air Corps when the US joined the Allied Forces in 1941 as a Buck Private. Would you believe that he left the Service a Captain and had had an Oak Leaf Cluster of medals? Well he did. He was a real life hero.
He could make an expression that left no doubt that he was surprised or upset:
But I always remember him smiling:
He was born on this date back in 1921 and passed away at age 85. He had a full acting career and I hope he also had a full and happy life. Now you all keep on smiling and have a great day, you hear?