He was a long-time friend of fellow accomplished theatre producer, Jennifer Reeder. They attended Blue Springs High School in Blue Springs,Missouri together.
He is interred with Jonathan White at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
His son, Jonathan, died at the age of 38, a victim of the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
Three years after his son Jonathon was born, his wife Mary Welch died of another child birth.
His son Jonathon was born on July 14, 1955.
He married actress Mary Welch.
He made his Broadway debut in 1953.
He began his acting career in live theatre.
He served with the United States Marine Corps during World War II.