According to his autobiography, "My Father, My Son," bad publicity resulting from a bad check cost him a role in "Bride of the Gorilla.".
His autobiography "My Father, My Son," written with William Robinson Duffy was published in 1958.
Was supposedly the model for the character Eddie G. in "Blonde" (2001), the mini-series version of the Joyce Carol Oates novel. This character is involved in a sexual threesome with Marilyn Monroe and a character called Cass Chaplin that was supposedly inspired by Charles Chaplin Jr.. The three did know each other, but apparently not in this context.