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2. He had a rich theater career and, in 1931,  played Curly in the original Broadway production of Lynn Riggs' Green Grow the Lilacs, the play that would later be adapted to become the musical Oklahoma!. 

 

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5.   In 1951 actor Tom Neal brutally attacked Tone.  Neal was a jealous boyfriend of Tone's third wife, Barbara Peyton.   Tone was hospitalized with a broken nose, cheekbone, and concussion.  His marriage to Peyton lasted less than a year. 

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8.  Was on a memorable episode of The Twilight Zone called "The Silence."   

  Annoyed by a fellow club member's constant talking, Tone makes a bet that the man can't be silent for a year.  If he can,  Tone will pay him $500,000 if not he'll have to quit the club.  The man has to live in a room at the club under constant observation.  He makes it a year without talking only to find that Tone is broke and can't pay him.  The man then reveals that he had his vocal chords cut!

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4. He was married to Adrienne Allen, the English actress who played Sybil in the original production of Private Lives. They had two children who became actors: Daniel Massey and Anna Massey. (Ms. Allen was his second of three wives.)

 

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