So, I got into the law enforcement game. I worked for an outfit called Newton Detective Agency for a while. I worked eight hours on the waterfront making sure the longshoremen didn't take too many things.
Another thing I recall was falling in love with Shirley Temple when I was nine or ten.
I began having problems with Warner Bros. They were letting other people do films, and I wasn't doing many, so I walked out for a while.
Before that I had one day's work in The Bowery Boys Go To Africa. I played Tarzan. The Bowery Boys were about to take Jane back to civilization, and I discouraged them from doing that.
On occasion anyone who does any amount of this is going to get hit, or you are going to hit somebody.
While I was working in Las Vegas, there was a lot of picture people who approached me and said I should try the movies. At first I thought it was a pretty silly way to make a living.
People are surprised when I tell them that I didn't play football in high school with my size and strength.
I did a thing called Cry of the Wolf where I got very good reviews.
As a youngster I worked the river boats going down the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, pushing barges to Chicago, then all the way down to New Orleans.
I didn't finish high school. I wound up working for a big paper mill. Then I went to work loading box cars and glass ware.
That tv box has a tremendous capacity to reach people.
There is a lot of stuff now that is in bad taste, and I don't see the necessity for it all. We didn't have to do it in our time, and they don't have to do it now.
Well, The Dirty Dozen was like a vacation.