Born Bernie Schwartz, working class Bronx kid. For all his fame and popularity, an underrated actor. And, by all accounts, a decent human being. The New York Times obit is here.
As ‘Shell Oil Jnr’, wooing Marilyn a la Cary Grant.
An atypically serious role, with Sidney Poitier.
Probably his finest performance.
In 1998, he founded the Emanuel Foundation for Hungarian Culture, and served as honorary chairperson. This is for the restoration and preservation of synagogues and 1300 Jewish cemeteries in Hungary. He dedicated this to the 600,000 Hungarian victims of the Holocaust. (see his Wikipedia entry)