He and Karen adopted a baby boy, Kasey, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 5 months.
Inurned at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California - Garden of Heritage, Columbarium of Tradition, Niche 1601A
1946 graduate of Temple University.
Studied acting with Stella Adler.
Was believed to have had a long, bitter and acrimonious feud with actor Jack Klugman that lasted over 40 years. However, it was later revealed that the feud was a hoax and the two actors were actually friends who grew up in the Philadelphia area.
Credited with two kills over Japanese fighters while serving as a gunner on B-24 "Liberator" bomber aircraft in the Fifth Air Force (Pacific Theater) during WWII.
First wife was his college sweetheart.
Had two daughters, Tracy and Mara, with his second wife.