Jay Robinson dies at 83; gained brief fame as Caligula in ‘The Robe’
The character actor won accolades on Broadway and then in the film ‘The Robe,’ but his Hollywood career was derailed for years after a drug conviction.
Los Angeles Times
October 2, 2013
Jay Robinson, 83, a character actor who had a burst of fame after his film debut as Caligula in the 1953 biblical epic “The Robe” but saw his career take a downturn following his arrest for drug possession, died Friday at his home in Sherman Oaks, said longtime friend Lee Brandon. Robinson had congestive heart failure and had been in poor health since suffering a fall last year.