Fast Facts

  • Was inspired to become an actor as a child after seeing a Gary Cooper film, and later used a scene from Cooper's The Cowboy and the Lady for his MGM screen test.
  • Served in the U.S. Army during WWII.
  • Studied at the Actors' Laboratory in Los Angeles, which would later become the Actors' Studio in New York.
  • Was discovered by an MGM talent scout while performing at the Laguna Playhouse in Santa Barbara, and offered a six-year contract.
  • Played Caleb Cornish in a 1959 Broadway production of The Highest Tree.

Relationships

  • Carol Lee Ladd — Ex-wife
  • Brooke Dominique Anderson — Daughter
  • Harry Anderson — Father
  • Robert Anderson — Brother
  • Olga Anderson — Mother
  • Deva Justine Anderson — Daughter
  • Katherine Thalberg — Ex-wife
  • Ashley Anderson — Daughter