The disenchantment of the acting life sends Richard Maxson toward the greater question of what will really bring him happiness.
Memoir Notebook: Waterfall of Sweet Dreams—Part II: Bummer and the Rat
Richard Maxson struggled to embrace his Hollywood dream of becoming an actor until he befriended a stray cat he named Bummer.
Memoir Notebook: Waterfall of Sweet Dreams—Part I: The Call
That is exactly how he thought of acting—as just another job. One day Richard Maxson looked up the number of Columbia Pictures Studios and made the call.