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Originally auditioned for the part of "Tony" in West Side Story (1961), but was cast as "Riff" instead, while the part of "Tony" went to Richard Beymer.
[on his performance as "Riff" in West Side Story (1961)] Life is so strange. "West Side Story" was one of the high points of my career. Yet, when I first saw it, I was really disappointed in how I came off. Since then, Fred Astaire has told me how ...
Has often played odd, slightly off-kilter characters
Russell Irving Tamblyn
Los Angeles, California, USA
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