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Robert Morley ACTOR


Robert Morley was born on May 26th, 1908 in Wiltshire, England with the birth name Robert Adolph Wilton Morley, born to Gertrude Emily and Robert Wilton Morley.  He received his early years education in France, Germany, England and Italy.
Originally, he had goals of pursuing a career in diplomatic services, however he had become intrigued by acting and decided against his family's wishes, to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
He began with studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and by 1929 he began working as a stage actor appearing in a variety of productions such as, "Treasure Island" (1929).  By 1938 he began adding a number of Broadway credits to his resume such as, "Oscar Wilde".
Robert then made his film debut in, "Marie Antoinette" (1938) starring Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, John Barrymore, Joseph Schildkraut and Anita Louise.  Soon he was adding such film credits to his resume as the lead in, "Oscar Wilde" (1960) co-starring Ralph Richardson as Sir Edward Carson, Phyllis Calvert as Constance Wilde, John Neville as Lord Alfred Douglas, Dennis Price as Robbie Ross, Alexander Knox as Sir Edgar Clarke and Edward Chapman as the Marquess of Queensberry, "The African Queen" (1951) starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, "Go to Blazes" (1962) starring Dave King, Norman Rossington, Daniel Massey, Dennis Price, Maggie Smith and David Lodge, "Ladies Who Do" (1963) starring Peggy Mount, "Genghis Khan" (1965) starring Omar Sharif, James Mason, Stephen Boyd, Telly Savalas and Eli Wallach, "Life at the Top" (1965) starring Laurence Harvey and Jean Simmons, "Hot Millions" (1968) starring Peter Ustinov, Cesar Romero, Maggie Smith, Karl Malden and Bob Newhart, "Cromwell" (1970) starring Richard Harris and Alec Guinness and "Scavenger Hunt" (1979) starring Richard Benjamin, Cloris Leachman, Cleavon Little, Roddy McDowall, Dirk Benedict, Willie Aames, Tony Randall, Ruth Gordon, Scatman Crothers, Richard Mulligan, James Coco, Stephen Furst, Hal Landon Jr., Avery Schreiber, Pat McCormick and Richard Armstrong.

Along with film work he also appeared on a variety of television series such as, "Emergency-Ward TV", "Charge!", "Tales of the Unexpected", "Lady Killers", "The Old Men at the Zoo", "War and Remembrance" and "Around the World in 80 Days". 

Morley was also a playwright with successful plays, "Edward, My Son" and "Goodness, How Sad".  He also toured in a one man show, "The Sound of Morley".  
Robert Morley married only once to Joan Buckmaster in 1940 and they had three children together and remained married until he passed away at the age of eighty four, on June 3rd, 1992 in Berkshire, England after suffering from a stroke.   His remains were interred at St. Mary's Churchyard in Berkshire, England.    

1989   Istanbul

1989   Around the World in 80 Days
1989   The Lady and the Highwayman

1988   War and Remembrance 

1988   Little Dorrit 
1987   The Trouble with Spies

1987   Crossbow 

1987   The Wind
1985   Alice in Wonderland

1984   Second Time Lucky

1983   The Old Men at the Zoo
1983   High Road to China

1982   Deadly Game

1980-1981  Lady Killers 
1981   The Great Muppet Caper 

1981   Loophole 

1980   Oh Heavenly Dog 
1980   Tales of the Unexpected

1979   Scavenger Hunt

1979   The Human Factor
1978   Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? 

1976   The Blue Bird

1975   Hugo the Hippo
1974   Great Expectations

1973   Theatre of Blood

1971   When Eight Bells Toll 
1970   Song of Norway 

1970   Cromwell 

1970   Doctor in Trouble 
1970   Lola 

1969   Charge!

1969   Sinful Davey
1969   Some Girls Do

1968   Hot Millions

1968   Luther
1967   Woman Times Seven

1966   The Trygon Factor 

1966   Finders Keepers 
1966   Way... Way Out

1966   Lucy in London

1966   Tender Scoundrel
1966   Hotel Paradise

1966   Emergency-Ward 10 

1965   The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics
1965   Life at the Top 

1965   A Study in Terror 

1965   The Loved One 
1965   The Alphabet Murders

1965   Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes
1965   Genghis Khan 

1964   Rhythm 'n' Greens 

1964   Topkapi 
1964   Of Human Bondage 

1964   Agent 8 3/4

1963   Ladies Who Do 
1963   Take Her, She's Mine

1963   The Old Dark House 

1963   Murder at the Gallop 
1963   Nine Hours to Rama 

1963   Comedy Playhouse

1962   The Dick Powell Theatre
1962   The Story of Joseph and His Brethren

1962   The Boys

1962   Go to Blazes
1962   The Road to Hong Kong 

1961   Wonderful to Be Young!

1961   If the Crown Fits 
1959-1960  The DuPont Show of the Month

1960   Oscar Wilde 

1959   The Battle of the Sexes
1959   Alfred Hitchcock Presents

1959   Playhouse 90 

1959   Libel 
1959   Armchair Theatre

1959   The Journey

1958-1959  Fredric March Presents Tales from Dickens
1958   The Doctor's Dilemma

1958   The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw

1958   Law and Disorder
1956   Around the World in Eighty Days

1956   Loser Takes All

1955   The United States Steel Hour
1955   Quentin Durward

1954   Beau Brummell

1954   The Rainbow Jacket
1954   The Good Die Young

1954   The Final Test

1953   Beat the Devil
1953   Melba

1953   Gilbert and Sullivan

1952   Curtain Up
1951   The African Queen

1951   Outcast of the Islands

1951   Parent-Craft
1949   Hour of Glory

1947   The Ghosts of Berkeley Square

1945   A Yank in London
1942   The Young Mr. Pitt

1942   Partners in Crime

1942   The Foreman Went to France 
1942   This Was Paris

1942   The Big Blockade

1941   Major Barbara
1941   You Will Remember

1938   Marie Antoinette

Matinee Classics - The Lady and the Highwayman starring Hugh Grant, Emma Samms, Claire Bloom, Christopher Cazenove, Lysette Anthony, Oliver Reed, Michael York, John Mills, Ian Bannen, Robert Morley, Lamya Derval, Ian Bannen, Bernard Miles, Gareth Hunt, Steffanie Pitt, Floyd Bevan and Terence Plummer
Matinee Classics - Murder at the Gallop starring Margaret Rutherford, Stringer Davis, Robert Morley, Flora Robson, Charles Tingwell, Gordon Harris, Robert Urquhart and Katya Douglas
Matinee Classics - Take Her, She's Mine starring James Stewart, Sandra Dee, Audrey Meadows, Robert Morley, John McGiver, Bob Denver, Philippe Forquet, Monica Moran, Cynthia Pepper, Jenny Maxwell, Charla Doherty, Maurice Marsac, Marcel Hillaire, Irene Tsu and Charles Robinson
Matinee Classics - The African Queen starring Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Theodore Bikel, Walter Gotell, Peter Swanwick and Richard Marner
Matinee Classics - The African Queen starring Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Theodore Bikel, Walter Gotell, Peter Swanwick and Richard Marner
Matinee Classics - The Doctor's Dilemma starring Leslie Caron, Dirk Bogarde, Alastair Sim, Robert Morley, John Robinson, Felix Aylmer, Michael Gwynn, Maureen Delaney, Alec McCowen, Colin Gordon, Gwenda Ewen, Terence Alexander, Derek Prentice, Peter Sallis and Clifford Buckton

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