Before We Forget 3 (Roy Scheider)
Roy Scheider (1932-2008)
One name we heard around our dinner table most frequently was the unique and distinguished Hollywood actor, Roy Scheider.
And it wasn't so much that he was a movie star, we really didn't much think of him as that, but what we did think of him as, was the fraternity brother of my Dads.
There were never any stories about what happened on this set or that one, sorry to say, but the stories were all about their 'goings on' during 'hell week' at Franklin & Marshal College in Lancaster PA.
Roy's career peaked in the 1970s because of four prominent motion pictures: The French Connection (1971), Klute (1971), Jaws (1975), and All_That_Jazz (1979). These four put him on the Hollywood map, but they also, however, established a trademark persona that carried him from project to project: a sensitivity and emotional fragility beneath a troublesome exterior.
Born in Rutgers, New Jersey, Scheider attended Rutgers University, in addition to being Franklin and Marshall College, where he studied history; meanwhile, an early boxing injury (in the New Jersey Diamond Gloves Competition) left Scheider with a broken nose that soon become one of his trademarks. He joined the United States Air Force, served three years, ascending to the rank of first lieutenant, then returned to Franklin and Marshall for drama work, beginning with a much-acclaimed performance in Shakespeare's Richard III.
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