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Encyclopedia > Robert Morse
Robert Morse

Actor Robert Morse photo taken by Carl Van Vechten, 1958
Born May 18, 1931 (1931-05-18) (age 76)
Newton, Massachusetts
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Robert Morse (b. May 18, 1931, Newton, Massachusetts) is an American actor. Morse is best known for his appearances in musicals and plays on Broadway, and has also acted in movies and TV shows. He served in the US Navy in the Korean War. is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: The Garden City Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1639 Incorporated 1688 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor David B. Cohen (Dem) Area  - City  18. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... A play (noun) is a common literary form, usually consisting chiefly of dialog between characters, and usually intended for performance rather than reading. ... The Lion King at the New Amsterdam Theatre, 2003 Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... Combatants United Nations:  Republic of Korea,  Australia,  Belgium,  Luxembourg,  Canada,  Colombia,  Ethiopia,  France,  Greece,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Philippines,  South Africa,  Thailand,  Turkey,  United Kingdom,  United States Medical staff:  Denmark,  Australia,  Italy,  Norway,  Sweden Communist states:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,  Peoples Republic of China,  Soviet Union Commanders...


Morse created the role of Barnaby in The Matchmaker on Broadway in 1955 opposite Ruth Gordon, and reprised the role in 1958 in the filmed version, this time opposite Shirley Booth. That same year he won the Theatre World Award and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Say, Darling. His most famous role was that of J. Pierpont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, for which he received the Tony. He also starred in the 1967 movie version. The Matchmaker is a play by Thornton Wilder based on an 1842 play by the Austrian playwright Johann Nestroy titled Einen Jux will er sich machen. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Ruth Gordon (October 30, 1896 – August 28, 1985) was an American actress and screenwriter who was perhaps best known for her role as the oversolicitous neighbor in Roman Polanskis adaptation of Ira Levins novel Rosemarys Baby, for which she won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Supporting... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shirley Booth (August 30, 1898 – October 16, 1992) was an acclaimed American actress. ... The Theatre World Award is an American honor given annually to an actor or an actress in recognition of an outstanding breakout performance in their New York City stage debut. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... Say, Darling is a musical with a book by Abe Burrows and Marian and Richard Bissell, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and music by Jule Styne. ... How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a 1961 musical, initially running for 1,417 performances. ...


In 1965 he appeared in the black comedy The Loved One, a movie based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh that satirized the funeral business in Los Angeles, in particular the Forest Lawn Cemetery. The Loved One is a 1965 film based on The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy (1948) a short satirical novel by Evelyn Waugh about the funeral business in Los Angeles. ... Evelyn Waugh, as photographed in 1940 by Carl Van Vechten Arthur Evelyn St. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries is an American not-for-profit corporation that owns and operates a chain of cemeteries and mortuaries in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties in Southern California. ...


Morse was in the original Broadway cast of Sugar, a 1972 musical stage adaptation of Some Like It Hot, for which he was nominated for another Tony. He won a Tony for Best Actor in Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding One Person Show/Solo Performance for his portrayal of Truman Capote in Tru (1989). In 1992 he recreated his performance for the PBS series American Playhouse and won the Emmy Award as Best Actor in a Miniseries or Special. Sugar is a 1972 Broadway musical based on the screenplay for the film Some Like it Hot, which was written by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond and based on a story by Robert Thoeren. ... Some Like It Hot is a 1959 comedy film directed by Billy Wilder. ... Created in 1955, the Drama Desk Award was created to recognize Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway shows in addition to Broadway shows. ... Truman Capote (pronounced ) (30 September 1924 – 25 August 1984) was an American writer whose non-fiction, stories, novels and plays are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffanys (1958) and In Cold Blood (1965), which he labeled a non-fiction novel. ... Tru is a play by Jay Presson Allen. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... American Playhouse is a dramatic anthology television series presenting original movies on PBS. External links American Playhouse at The Internet Movie Database Categories: | | | | ... An Emmy Award. ...


Morse joined other performers, including Marlo Thomas, in creating the 1972 Free to Be... You and Me children's album. Marlo Thomas Marlo Thomas (born Margaret Julia Thomas on November 21, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American actress, who first achieved fame on the TV series That Girl in the 1960s. ... Free to Be. ...


Morse has appeared in numerous TV shows, beginning in 1955 with the soap opera The Secret Storm and including mysteries, comedies, and variety shows. He had a featured role in the 1993 miniseries Wild Palms. One of his most recent credit was the 2000 City of Angels, a minor medical drama in which he had a regular part. In 2007 Morse appeared on the AMC Channel series Mad Men as the head of the advertising agency. Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... The Secret Storm title card from 1960. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... Wild Palms is a six hour mini-series, which first aired in 1993 on the ABC Network in the United States. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Mad Men is an American television drama series set and produced in New York City. ...


In 2002 Morse was cast in the role of The Wizard in the San Francisco run of the musical Wicked but was replaced by Joel Grey when it opened on Broadway. Also see: 2002 (number). ... 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. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Wicked can be: Look up wicked in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Joel Grey (born Joel Katz on April 11, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American stage and screen actor, who graduated from Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California in 1950. ...


Morse has been married three times and has five children.

Preceded by
Richard Burton
for Camelot
Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical
1962
for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Succeeded by
Zero Mostel
for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Preceded by
Philip Bosco
for Lend Me a Tenor
Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
1990
for Tru
Succeeded by
Nigel Hawthorne
for Shadowlands

Richard Burton CBE (November 10, 1925 – August 5, 1984) was a Welsh actor. ... The 1960 Original Broadway cast recording album cover Camelot is a 1960 musical play by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) and Frederic Loewe (music). ... The Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical is awarded to the actor who was voted as the best actor in a musical play, whether a new production or a revival. ... How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a 1961 musical, initially running for 1,417 performances. ... Mostel in Sirocco (1951) Zero Mostel (February 28, 1915 – September 8, 1977) was a Brooklyn-born stage and film actor best known for his portrayal of comic characters such as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof , Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Max... Hi! Youre car can speak <a href=http://immobilizer. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Lend Me a Tenor is a play by Ken Ludwig. ... The Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play is awarded to the actor who was voted as the best actor in a play, whether a new production or a revival. ... TRU may refer to: TRU, a rap group consisting of brothers Master P, C-Murder, and Silkk Tha Shocker. ... Sir Nigel Hawthorne, CBE (5 April 1929 – 26 December 2001) was a renowned English actor. ... Shadowlands is a play, TV drama and film written by William Nicholson. ...

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Robert Morse - definition of Robert Morse in Encyclopedia (336 words)
Morse is best known for his appearances in musicals and plays on Broadway, and has also acted in movies and TV shows.
Morse created the role of Barnaby in The Matchmaker on Broadway in 1955 opposite Ruth Gordon, and reprised the role in 1958 in the filmed version, this time opposite Shirley Booth.
Morse was in the original Broadway cast of Sugar, a 1972 stage version of Some Like It Hot, for which he was nominated for another Tony.
Encyclopedia: Robert Morse (1306 words)
Robert Morse was performing in play in Philadelphia while I stilled lived in Bucks County attending college there.
This fl and white photograph, of actor Robert Morse, was taken outside of the theatre where he was performing, during a break from rehersals.
Robert Morse eventually won the 1993 Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special for: "American Playhouse" for episode "Tru".
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