Scofield: Who invented it?The NYT's obit includes this anecdote:
Morrow: Reuben K, at a poker game in Omaha.
Scofield: I knew there was a k in Nebraska.
Morrow: Unfortunately they have the sandwich here, but I don't see any Reubens.
He served as a director of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1966 to 1968 and as an associate director of the National Theater from 1970 to 1972, but in each case he found the post unfulfiling. He became a Commander of the British Empire in 1956 and, in 2001, was named a Companion of Honor, a title only about 65 living people now hold. But, after years of politely refusing to discuss the matter, he admitted in 1996 that he had rejected the next step up the honors ladder.
“I have every respect” for people who are offered a knighthood, he said. “It’s just not an aspect of life I would want. If you want a title, what’s wrong with Mr?”