Buried at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, California.
Distinctive red hair.
Four sons by his third wife; Thomas, Patrick, Michael, Sean.
His divorce trial from his first wife in 1940 received considerable publicity and was the source of much gossip.
His father was a U.S. Senator from New Jersey.
In the last decade of his life he worked almost exclusively in television commercials.
Shot a pilot for a proposed CBS series in 1966 called "Off We Go". It didn't sell.
Was originally cast as the doomed Larry Talbot in The Wolf Man (1941), but was replaced by Lon Chaney Jr. before filming began.