In Kirk Douglas’ tribute to the fine writer Edward Abbey (letter, March 23), he refers to the film “Lonely Are the Brave,” which was based on Abbey’s book “Brave Cowboy.” Even though Mr. Douglas was the star and his company produced the film, he makes one significant error in listing the cast.
William Shatner was not in the film. Shatner is, of course, the commander of the starship Enterprise in “Star Trek.”
William Schallert was in the film. He is a fine character actor, often seen in films and television--and as a spokesperson for KCET.