The first Broadway play I saw was Long Day's Journey into Night. At the time I was planning on becoming an artist, and I was pretty green to the theater. JASON ROBARDS' performance was powerful and raw, and his naturalistic style stuck in my mind. I ended up at the same acting school he had attended, and in 1960 we did a TV movie of the play that had made him famous, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh. We hit it off right off the bat, and he was extremely generous to me. In the play, when his character meets mine, he...

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