LC: I was born in Manhattan, grew up on Long Island. My father was a firefighter in New York City. I was the second oldest of 8 children.
LC: I have three daughters and no grand children yet. None are in show business. Growing up around it and seeing it for what it is, it's understandable that they wanted to go their own ways.
LC: I have an excellent marriage and three kids that I'm intensely proud of. They are loving, well educated and successful in their own right.
LC: My wife and daughter are artists, working in oils and mixed media. I had a second successful career as a photographer but grew tired of it. I started an importing company a number of years ago and it's going strong. It takes all of my time and I love it.
LC: I started out in a Broadway play with Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne called "the Visit" We went on a national tour and wound up back at the City Center theater in 1959-60. I was far more comfortable on stage than I was in front of a camera.
LC: It's always the last role for me. I kind of liked a television film called "Night Walk".
LC: Many. Brando to Ed Norton
LC: It wasn't my first love. I was cast into "The Visit" when I was seventeen. Right out of high school. I had eyes to playing baseball.
LC: We are one and the same.
LC: No one knew who I was and if I was recognized it made me very uncomfortable. Acting is just another job. My father was a real life hero, both in the Second World War and in the fire department. So was my mother, even more so with the burdens of raising a family successfully after my father died at 38.
LC: No, I never directed and I never had the desire to. I preferred the creative aspects of acting and was too introspective for directing.
LC: I did three episodes of L.A. Law along with over 350 other shows and films.
LC: I don't think so. It's a different business now. I have my company that's still growing after 14 years and I enjoy it immensely.
LC: No kidding, I never heard the term.
LC: No, I've never gone back to Spain. My business takes me to Europe at least once a year. I also did a series of Italian films after the Rat Patrol. But as Michener wrote in his wonderful book "Iberia" you love the first country that you land in and it last your whole life. That's the way it is with Spain for me. I'm afraid of what I'll see if I go back. Gone, I'm sure are the melon farms and beautiful beaches and the simple life that they had when we were there are gone to high rise buildings and wall-to-wall condo's.
LC: I'd love to see them; I'm not sure at a convention though.
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