Sterling Hayden, whom I knew slightly and visited three or four times in the late ’70s, when he lived in Wilton — was probably the most intimidating actor I ever spoke with. And the most spiritual. And he had one of the greatest laughs ever. You had to let him run the conversation, but if you didn’t look sharp and ask intelligent questions and occasionally contribute something good of your own, he’d get bored and give you a look that was just shattering.
Audio-only clips of the first legendary Tomorrow interview between Hayden and Tomorrow‘s Tom Snyder, which aired on 3.25.77, are available on YouTube. I wish I could find video clips. It was one of the greatest interviews ever broadcast. Here’s part #2, part #3, part #4, part #5 and part #6.