Radio: Profile Unimpaired

He is now a successful soap-opera actor —but that is a far cry from being a movie matinee idol. Gone is the famous 23-foot Marmon with his name in solid gold on the door. He can no longer afford to pass out $100 tips to waiters. His hair is white, and the lean, taut jaw line once beloved by millions of women has run to jowls. "At 64," booms Francis Xavier Bushman, "my energies are somewhat—ah—shall we say, mellowed, but my profile is unimpaired."

In his heyday (1911 to 1918), Bushman made $6,000,000 by showing...

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