Aug. 8th, 1937
Los Angeles, California, USA
5' 5 1/2"
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Actor (segment "Dame Maggie")
Mr. Bergstrom (Voiced)
Graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955. Went to Santa Monica City College where he dropped out after a year due to bad grades. But before he did, he took an acting course because he was told that "nobody flunks acting." Also received some training at Los Angeles Conservatory of Music. Decided to go into acting because he did not want to work or go into the service. Trained at The Pasadena Playhouse for two years.
- In 1993 he, together with 'Anne Bancroft (I)' (qv), accepted the Oscar for "Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium", on behalf of 'Ruth Prawer Jhabvala' (qv), who wasn't present at the awards ceremony.
- Was an L.A. high school classmate of 'Johnnie L. Cochran Jr.' (qv).
- He was so boyish looking at age 30 that he played a generation younger than 'Anne Bancroft (I)' (qv) in _The Graduate (1967)_ (qv), even though she is only six years older than him.
- His performance as Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels in _Tootsie (1982)_ (qv) is ranked #33 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
- Was Warner Brothers' first consideration for "The Penguin" in _Batman Returns (1992)_ (qv).
- Was considered for the role of Michael Corleone in _The Godfather (1972)_ (qv).
- April 2005: Recipient of a Lincoln Center tribute.
- Was considered for the role of Mario Mario in _Super Mario Bros. (1993)_ (qv).