Avon Long Edit Profile
Student in public schools.
Broadway appearances include: Very Warm For May, 1938, Porgy and Bess, 1938, Don’t Play Us Cheap, 1972, Bubbling Brown Sugar, 1976. Film appearances include The Sting, 1973, Harry and Tonto, 1974. Named Actor Most Likely to Succeed, Variety Poll, 1942.
Man of Year in Baltimore, by Mayor of Baltimore, 1976. Recipient award Dance Educators American, 1976.
Member Actors Equity, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation television and Radio Artists, American Guild Variety Artists, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Holy Name Society Roman Catholic. Club: Knights of Columbus.
Married Gretchen Cotton, February 20, 1937. Children: Janice, Gretchen, Ellyn.