American actor known for his roles in a couple of Orson Welles directed films including parts as Bernstein in Citizen Kane and Arthur Bannister in The Lady from Shanghai.
He joined a theater company after dropping out of college and then later dropped acting to work on Wall Street. He later returned to acting after the 1929 market crash.
He played parts in works that include but are not limited to Prince of Foxes, Somebody Up There Likes Me, and The Patsy.
He was married and had two kids with Lillian Herman. He was with her from 1933 until he passed away.
He starred alongside Jack Palance in the 1955 film The Big Knife.