From this he was halted by tragedy when a plane crashed at JFK, killing his wife, Helen, and three of their four children — daughter Helen (12), and two sons, Peter (9) and Clark (6). Son William was at home with his nurse.
Encouraged by friends in theater, he took up producing — in total more than 100 plays and musicals, of which a startling 25 won Antoinette Perry Awards.
To Princeton he was generous, paying for a major expansion of McCarter, the Berlind Theatre. Often at Reunions, cordial and communicative, he was for a term our class president. The Class of 1952 sends its deepest condolences to his wife, Brook; and to his son, William ’95.