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|Also Known As:||Died:||January 26, 1992|
|Born:||January 8, 1912||Cause of Death:||cancer|
|Birth Place:||Puerto Rico||Profession:||Cast ...|
"Versatility, intelligence and longevity were the hallmarks of his extraordinary career in entertainment. He was successful as an award-winning actor and a producer, writer and director, and he was a musician as well....While his skill and intellect were often praised, some critics regretted that he failed to project much warmth."--Bruce Lambert ("New York Times" obituary, January 27, 1992)
He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 1980.
He was the first actor to be awarded the National Medal of the Arts (1985), presented by former President Ronald Regan.
Assumed presidency of the Players Club in NY (1983-91).
Received a honorary Masters Degree from Princeton in 1947.
He was given a honorary H.H.D. from the University of Puerto Rico in 1949.
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