Accomplished actor who played roles from Shakespeare to Arthur Miller.
His first professional acting gig was with the Globe Theater Company, which toured the Midwest and performed shortened versions of Shakespeare's plays.
He was nominated for Best Actor in the film Bright Victory, in 1951.
He married Mary Cheffey in March 1938, the couple had two children together.
He lost the 1951 Best Actor award to the one and only Humphrey Bogart, after he gave a great performance in The African Queen.