James MacArthur

  1. George Segal, Ship of Fools, 1964.  Not the comedy implied by the tile (all the  more so if Cary Grant had accepted  a proferred role)  but a Grand Hotel At Sea  of 30s’ stereotypes  on  a cruise liner going the wrong way – from Mexico to the newly Nazi Germany. MacArthur  passed on the painter-lover  of Elizabeth Ashley’s flapper. Author Katherine Anne Porter hated the film making  her novel vulgar and shallow.  That’s Hollywood!

 Birth year: 1937Death year: 2010Other name: Casting Calls:  1