Born this day: July 26, 1922 Jason Robards Jr
Death date: Dec 26, 2000 (age 78)
Acclaimed actor who appeared in A Thousand Clowns and won a Tony Award for his work in The Disenchanted. He won five awards for his portrayal of Ben Bradlee in the 1976 film, All the President’s Men.
Christopher Plummer and Jason Robards:
February 9, 1994
"I GUESS we’ve been friends for 35 years or more," said Jason Robards. He was sipping black coffee from a very large mug in a very old saloon.
"Oh, longer," said Christopher Plummer, splashing a bit of Poland Spring from the bottle before him into a tumbler.
There was a Pinteresque pause. It was as if they were running lines from a play of their own, not unlike Harold Pinter’s “No Man’s Land,” the enigmatic drama in which they appear on Broadway. At times, a visitor could even imagine stage directions, pauses and all:
ROBARDS: Right. We go back to the 50’s. Live television.