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Frank Morgan as The Wizard of Oz.
Frank Morgan as The Wizard of Oz.

Frank Morgan (June 1, 1890September 18, 1949) was an American character actor best known for his portrayal of the title character in the film The Wizard of Oz. Image File history File links Fmorgan. ... Image File history File links Fmorgan. ... The Wizard of Oz (or simply The Wizard) is a fictional character in the Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum and further popularized by the classic 1939 movie. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... A character actor is an actor who predominantly performs supporting parts, often in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ... The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ...


Born Francis Phillip Wuppermann in New York City to the wealthy family which distributed Angostura bitters, he attended Cornell University where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He then followed his older brother Ralph Morgan into show business, first on the Broadway stage and then into movies. His first film was The Suspect in 1916. His career expanded when talkies began, his most stereotypical role being that of a befuddled but good-hearted middle-aged man. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1934's The Affairs of Cellini, where he played the cuckolded Duke of Florence and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1942's Tortilla Flat, where he played a simple Hispanic man. Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... Bitters are an alcoholic herbal preparation with a bitter flavor. ... Cornell redirects here. ... Phi Kappa Psi (ΦΚΨ, Phi Psi) is a U.S. national college fraternity. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 - The Royal Army Medical Corps first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Affairs of Cellini is a 1934 comedy film which tells the story of the amorous Benvenuto Cellini and his various love affairs. ... Founded 59 BC as Florentia Region Tuscany Mayor Leonardo Domenici (Democratici di Sinistra) Area  - City Proper  102 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 356,000 almost 500,000 3,453/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Latitude Longitude 43°47 N 11°15 E www. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... This article is about the year. ... Tortilla Flat cover For other uses, see Tortilla Flat (disambiguation). ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, her people and culture. ...


Morgan's most famous role was in The Wizard of Oz (1939), where he played the carnival huckster "Professor Marvel", the door warden to the Emerald City, the driver of the carriage drawn by "The Horse of a Different Color", the armed guard leading to the wizard's hall, and the Wizard of Oz himself. Like Margaret Hamilton's Wicked Witch of the West, his characters only appear on-screen for a few minutes in total, but they are show-stoppers. He was so popular that MGM gave him a lifetime contract. Other movies of note include The Shop Around the Corner, The Human Comedy, The White Cliffs of Dover and his last movie, Key to the City, which was released after his death, in Beverly Hills, California. 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Swabian-Alemannic carnival clowns in Wolfach, Germany A carnival is a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus and public street party, generally during the Carnival Season. ... Margaret Hamilton in The Wizard of Oz (1939) Margaret Hamilton (December 9, 1902 – May 16, 1985) was an American film actress. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... The Shop Around the Corner is a 1940 romantic comedy film starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan. ... The Human Comedy is a novel by William Saroyan. ... The White Cliffs of Dover is a 1944 film based on the Alice Duer Miller poem entitled The White Cliffs. It tells the story of an American girl who travels abroad to England and falls in love with an aristocrat. ... Beverly Hills is a city in the western part of Los Angeles County, California, almost entirely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles. ...


Like most character actors of the studio era Frank Morgan had numerous roles is many motion pictures. One of his last roles was as a key supporting player in The Stratton Story, a true story about a ballplayer (played by James Stewart) who makes a comeback after losing a leg in a hunting accident. The Stratton Story is a (1949) film directed by Sam Wood which tells the story of Monty Stratton, a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Jimmy Stewart, photo by Carl Van Vechten, 1934 James Maitland Jimmy Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was a highly acclaimed Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor, best known for his homebred, idealistic screen persona. ...


Having died in 1949 (while filming Annie Get Your Gun), Morgan was the one major player from the movie who did not live to see The Wizard of Oz become an American institution. He was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Annie Get Your Gun is a stage musical loosely based on the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley. ... The Chapel at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn NY Green-Wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 as a rural cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, several blocks west of Prospect Park. ... // Headline text For other uses, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ...


He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1708 Vine Street. An example of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, for the film actress Carole Lombard. ...


Filmography

  • The Suspect (1916)
  • The Daring of Diana (1916)
  • The Girl Philippa (1916)
  • A Modern Cinderella (1917)
  • A Child of the Wild (1917)
  • The Light in Darkness (1917)
  • Baby Mine (1917)
  • Who's Your Neighbor? (1917)
  • Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman (1917)
  • The Knife (1918)
  • At the Mercy of Men (1918)
  • The Gray Towers Mystery (1919)
  • The Golden Shower (1919)
  • Manhandled (1924)
  • Born Rich (1924)
  • The Crowded Hour (1925)
  • The Man Who Found Himself (1925)
  • Scarlet Saint (1925)
  • Love's Greatest Mistake (1927)
  • Belle of the Night (1930) (short subject)
  • Dangerous Nan McGrew (1930)
  • Queen High (1930)
  • Laughter (1930)
  • Fast and Loose (1930)
  • Secrets of the French Police (1932)
  • The Half Naked Truth (1932)
  • Billion Dollar Scandal (1933)
  • Luxury Liner (1933)
  • Hallelujah I'm a Bum (1933)
  • Reunion in Vienna (1933)
  • The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933)
  • The Nuisance (1933)
  • When Ladies Meet (1933)
  • Best of Enemies (1933)
  • Broadway to Hollywood (1933)
  • Bombshell (1933)
  • The Cat and the Fiddle (1934)
  • Sisters Under the Skin (1934)
  • Success at Any Price (1934)
  • The Affairs of Cellini (1934)
  • A Lost Lady (1934)
  • There's Always Tomorrow (1934)
  • By Your Leave (1934)
  • The Mighty Barnum (1934)
  • The Good Fairy (1935)
  • Enchanted April (1935)
  • Naughty Marietta (1935)
  • Lazybones (1935)
  • Escapade (1935)
  • I Live My Life (1935)
  • The Perfect Gentlemen (1935)
  • The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
  • Dancing Pirate (1936)
  • Trouble for Two (1936)
  • Dimples (1936)
  • The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937)
  • The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937)
  • Saratoga (1937)
  • Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937) (short subject)
  • Beg, Borrow or Steal (1937)
  • Rosalie (1937)
  • Paradise for Three (1938)
  • Port of Seven Seas (1938)
  • The Crowd Roars (1938)
  • Sweethearts (1938)
  • Broadway Serenade (1939)
  • The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • Henry Goes Arizona (1939)
  • Balalaika (1939)
  • The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
  • Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)
  • The Ghost Comes Home (1940)
  • The Mortal Storm (1940)
  • Boom Town (1940)
  • Hullabaloo (1940)
  • Keeping Company (1940)
  • The Wild Man of Borneo (1941)
  • Washington Melodrama (1941)
  • Honky Tonk (1941)
  • The Vanishing Virginian (1942)
  • Tortilla Flat (1942)
  • White Cargo (1942)
  • The Human Comedy (1943)
  • A Stranger in Town (1943)
  • Thousands Cheer (1943)
  • The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
  • Kismet (1944) (narrator)
  • Casanova Brown (1944)
  • Yolanda and the Thief (1945)
  • The Great Morgan (1946)
  • Courage of Lassie (1946)
  • The Cockeyed Miracle (1946)
  • Lady Luck (1946)
  • Green Dolphin Street (1947)
  • Summer Holiday (1948)
  • The Three Musketeers (1948)
  • The Stratton Story (1949)
  • The Great Sinner (1949)
  • Any Number Can Play (1949)
  • Key to the City (1950)

1916 (MCMXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 - The Royal Army Medical Corps first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Queen High is the title of an early musical-comedy produced by Paramount Pictures on 1930. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Bombshell is a 1933 film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Frank Morgan, C. Aubrey Smith, Mary Forbes and Franchot Tone. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Affairs of Cellini is a 1934 comedy film which tells the story of the amorous Benvenuto Cellini and his various love affairs. ... Willa Cathers A Lost Lady was first published in 1923. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Naughty Marietta is a musical comedy, with libretto by Rida Johnson Young and music by Victor Herbert, which opened on Broadway on November 7, 1910: one of its best-known songs is Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life. ... Categories: Movie stubs | 1936 films | Drama films | Musical films | Biographical films | Best Picture Oscar | Best Actress Oscar (film) ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Rosalie is an American musical play first produced in 1928. ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the novel, see The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; For other senses of this title, see The Wizard of Oz. ... The Shop Around the Corner is a 1940 romantic comedy film starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell dance to Begin the Beguine in Broadway Melody of 1940. ... The Mortal Storm was a 1940 film that was one of the most direct anti-Nazi Hollywood films released before the American entry into the Second World War. ... Boom Town (1940) was a Hollywood film starring Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamarr, and Frank Morgan. ... Hullabaloo is a 1940 musical comedy film directed by Edwin L. Marin and written by Nat Perrin. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Tortilla Flat is a 1942 film with Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, John Garfield, Frank Morgan, Akim Tamiroff, and Sheldon Leonard based on the novel by John Steinbeck. ... The Human Comedy is a novel by William Saroyan. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... Thousands Cheer was an American musical-comedy released by MGM in 1943. ... The White Cliffs of Dover is a 1944 film based on the Alice Duer Miller poem entitled The White Cliffs. It tells the story of an American girl who travels abroad to England and falls in love with an aristocrat. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... Yolanda and the Thief (MGM) is a 1945 Hollywood musical comedy film set in a fictional Latin American country, and stars Fred Astaire, Lucille Bremer, Frank Morgan, Ludwig Stossl and Mildred Natwick, with music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Arthur Freed. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... The Great Morgan is an American musical-comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1946. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Lady Luck was a Hollywood film released in 1946, starring Robert Young. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... The Three Musketeers, a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père has been filmed many times. ... The Stratton Story is a (1949) film directed by Sam Wood which tells the story of Monty Stratton, a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

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Frank Morgan (June 1, 1890 – September 18, 1949) was an American character actor best known for his portrayal of the title character in the film The Wizard of Oz.
Morgan's most famous role was in The Wizard of Oz (1939), where he played the wizard, the carnival huckster "Professor Marvel", the door warden to the Emerald City, the driver of the carrige drawn by "The horse of a different Color", the armed guard leading to the wizards hall, and the Wizard of Oz himself.
Having died in 1949, Morgan was the one major player from the movie who did not live to see The Wizard of Oz become an American institution.
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