Tony Danza wasn’t sure why he was meeting a producer. All he knew he was told to go to the 22nd floor of the at-the-time Paramount Building on New York’s Columbus Circle, to find out about an acting job.
Danza has done some acting. As early as 1973, he performed in a Bucks County Playhouse production of “1776.”
“The part was so small,” Danza says by telephone, “the character didn’t have a name. He was called ‘Leather Apron,’ and he spent the play opening windows on a set that looked like Independence Hall.”