He was in "The Long Years" on The Ray Bradbury Theater too. But he'll always be "Mr. Outer Limits" to me. "The Architects of Fear", "Corpus Earthling", and "Demon With A Glass Hand" are three of the best episodes. His acting was one of the reasons.
My Lena Horne family’s story: Back in the early 60s my parents would go to Las Vegas once a month. On one of those visits they were sitting in the lounge of the Sands hotel, being that 5 p.m. was the cocktail hour. The only other group in the lounge was Frank Sinatra, Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford.
From the port-hole in the swinging doors to the kitchen Sinatra say Lena Horne walk by. He sent Lawford to fetch her and invite her to join them for a drink. As soon as she sat down an extremely nervous waiter came over to tell Ms. Horne that she was not “allowed” in the lounge…being a person of color and all. Frank told the waiter to fetch him a phone. In these days a phone was brought to a booth and plugged into the wall. Frank made a call, said something into the phone and then handed the receiver to the waiter. After a short one-sdied discussion the waiter quickly left and just a quickly came back with a bucket of champagne. Ms. Horne stayed with the Rat Pack and enjoyed her champagne. To this day we wonder if that waiter was soon buried out in the desert.
John King Tarpinian You know what you are, Mr. Bradbury? ... You are a poet! -- Aldous Huxley
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