Dick Sargent (1930–1994)
Born: April 19, 1930 in Carmel, California, USA
Died: July 8, 1994 (age 64) in Los Angeles, California, USA
[About his difficult relationship he had with his father] I wanted him to love me, and I’m quite sure that he didn’t.
[Of Connie Francis] We looked passionately at each other, but that was the only time I ever saw her.
If X or Y is gay, and you say so and they’re in the closet, then that can…it can possibly hurt them. That sort of reticence I understand, as an actor, or an ex-actor. But if the personality is deceased, and some co-star will still not say, then you can chalk that down to homophobia.
[When he finally came out of the closet] It was such a relief. I lived in fear of being found out. Now it’s given me a whole new mission in life.
[on Agnes Moorehead] She was very set in her ways and I had to really make her my friend. About the third or fourth show I was in she said to people in front of me, “They should never meddle with success.” Meaning Dick York should never have been replaced, which I thought was a very cruel and unthinking thing to say in front of me. But that was her. She came to rehearsals with a Bible in one hand and her script in the other. She was certainly the most professional woman in the world…and she was so good. Thank God we became friends eventually.