by Ken Bakely
NOTE: The following article was originally written for the now-defunct online magazine onthisdayinfilm.com. When I first started writing for them, I received permission from the editor, Russell Farnham, to repost my contributions to the site if it ceased publication. This post was initially run in the November 2015 issue, to commemorate its subject’s eightieth birthday.
Several cosmetic modifications have been made to this text so it complies with the formatting rules of this site, otherwise it is reposted verbatim.