George Grizzard
(Hank Griffin)
 After graduation from the University of North Carolina with
a degree in advertising George Grizzard spent a rather
frustrating year working as what he terms "assistant to a
flunky" in an ad agency. Visualizing a bleak future with the
organization he quit and headed for Washington, D.C. It
was at the noted Arena Stage in our nation's capitol that
he first tried his hand at professional acting. The try was
so good that he spent three years there, appearing in 25
productions. Among these was the try-out of Robert
Anderson's "All Summer Long," in which Mr. Grizzard
created the role of Don--the role he understudied but
didn't have a chance to portray during the play's brief run
on Broadway. "The Desperate Hours," therefore, marks his
New York debut, and a most auspicious one it is. Strangely
enough, when he was sent to read for producers Erskine
and Hayes and director Montgomery Mr. Grizzard didn't
have a hope of getting the job. He thought he wasn't tough
enough to play an escaped convict. However, the three
gentlemen in charge of casting were quick to recognize the
value of the young actor's sensitivity, a necessary quality
to develope sympathy for the character of the ringleader's
younger brother, and have launch the talented North
Carolinian on what promises to be a most rewarding
career.
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