He was a distinguished stage actor, and among his portrayals was a notable "King Lear".
He was blacklisted in 1951 during the McCarthy hearings.
Child (with Brand): son Stephen.
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 3, 1991-1993, pages 99-100. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001.
Karen Burroughs Hannsberry has a short biography of him in her book "Bad Boys: The Actors of Film Noir".