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Well, they just don’t know anything else except that one form of their business, acting, and they don’t really want to learn any other part…
The studio didn’t ask them to learn their trade, they just worked them, and when that personality or that gimmick or whatever they had ran…
So whatever I might have started to learn at that age was all undone by the next director and next crew in the next cheap…
So I’m in that half-hour business where the most money is, so that eventually I feel like the people that put on the Dupont show,…
People like Spencer Tracy held up because they had the background originally, but to this day they never have changed Mr. Gable’s role, or most…
I remember Mr. Mayer very well. He sort of liked to be the father – no, he liked to be treated like you thought he…
To me, the series was the end of the actor, when the series ended.
I never say too much about that in public interviews, because it disappoints the public to tell them you’re not that crazy about a property…
They thought in terms of: whatever you had that started you at the box office, this was it.
They kept me in short pants as long as they could, until they were shaving the hair on my legs because it was beginning to…
There was only so much television you could do.
So then you have to say to yourself: Do I want to be rich, or do I want to do good work?
There was never any effort made out there to improve the artist.
So I felt, well, I’ll make the money and, with the money, do what I want to do.
In those days, even as a boy, I watched some people that I knew were living way beyond their means.
I just knew how to do the one thing I did, and whether I did it well or not depended on who the director was.
From that, I became very anxious to produce something of my own.
But the working I would always want to do.
But I want to do good work, after this series.
A nice, steady job I don’t need that bad. I’m not that satisfied with it.
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