The following memory is from an e-mail that I received from character actor/screenwriter Laird Stuart. Stuart appeared with Pleasence in the 1962 TWILIGHT ZONE episode The Changing of the Guard. He later wrote the screenplay (as Robert Stuart) for the 1968 Pleasence horror film CREATURE OF COMFORT, but the script was heavily altered by the producer and director. Very special thanks to Mr. Stuart for taking time to pay tribute to the "Man with the Hypnotic Eye."
One of the first acting jobs I had in Hollywood was working with Mr. Pleasence in an episode of THE TWILIGHT ZONE. I don't remember the title (it's been more than 30 years ago), but he was a kindly old professor, and I was one of the students in his class. I remember him as a very nice, shy sort of fellow. And over the years, I have always been a fan of his work.