April 17, 2008 -- MARTIN Short had the audience rolling at the Help USA benefit for war veterans at Studio 54 the other night. He joined Charles Grodin, Regis Philbin, Richard Belzer and Belzer`s dog, Bebe, on stage for a discussion about all their careers. "Charles had a stroke five minutes ago, he`s gone," Short cracked as Grodin stared into space. He also broke into a mock show tune including the lyrics, "Paris Hilton, press `record`!" - referring to Hilton`s infamous sex video. "Dim the lights, that`s hot! Springtime makes me want to cheat on my... Read More
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It was from an old friend who … thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, Life and death issues don`t come along that often, thank God, so don`t treat everything like it`s life or death. Go easier.
He was cast as Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate (1967), but the deal fell apart following a disagreement over salary. Mike Nichols still offered him a part in Catch-22 (1970), which he was already scheduled to direct at the time.
Gene Wilder wanted him to play the part of Charles/Pierre in Start the Revolution Without Me (1970), but Grodin declined, having committed to directing the original Broadway production of Lovers and Other Strangers (1970).