He had suffered from Alzheimer's and other complications of old age, his son Jonathan said yesterday.
His career included roles such as Ginger Rogers' suitor in Tom, Dick and Harry and the war correspondent Ernie Pyle in The Story of GI Joe. He was nominated for two Oscars. He was also known as the Penguin in the 1960s Batman.
He was married four times: to Helen Derby, actresses Margaret Perry and Margaret Goddard, and dancer Kaja Sundsten.Reuse content