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Job Actor
Years active 1914-1949
Top Roles Professor Marvel / The Wizard of Oz / The Gatekeeper / The Carriage Driver / The Guard, Hugo Matuschek, Dr. Edmond Ozanne, John Josephus Grant, G.P. Bentley
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Romance, Musical, Adventure, Biographical
Top TopicsBased on Play, Show Business, Pre-Code Cinema
Top Collaborators (Director), (Producer), (Director), (Producer)
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Frank Morgan Overview:

Legendary character actor, Frank Morgan, was born Francis Philip Wuppermann on Jun 1, 1890 in New York City, NY. Morgan died at the age of 59 on Sep 18, 1949 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, Kings County, NY.



Although Morgan was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1934Best ActorThe Affairs of Cellini (1934)Allesandro, Duke of FlorenceNominated
1942Best Supporting ActorTortilla Flat (1942)The PirateNominated

He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Radio.

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By Michele on Feb 16, 2013 From Timeless Hollywood

To me was one of the most amazing character actors in Hollywood.? Before my passion for old classic films I just knew him for one movie, The Wizard of Oz (1939).? His career spanned 33 years from 1916 until his death in 1949.? He was also an Oscar Nominee for the film The Affairs of Cel... Read full article

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Frank Morgan Quotes:

Judge Cotton: Yes, I may be a retired judge, but I'm a practicing drunkard.

Prof. Eustace Appleby: But I didn't mean to do it, Dimples. Don't you see?
Dimples: You broke your promise to me!
Prof. Eustace Appleby: But the man swore to me. He gave me his word.
Dimples: You told me you wouldn't steal anymore! You said you were gonna be honest!
Prof. Eustace Appleby: But I didn't take that watch for myself, I - well, uh, I - I guess I'm not much good to you. Maybe you'd be better off without me.

Allen Drew: You've done an excellent job.
Prof. Eustace Appleby: Yes, and know I'll need ninety-five dollars for advertising.
Allen Drew: As long as you're paying the bills, I think it'd save time if you handled all the money.
Prof. Eustace Appleby: Oh.
Allen Drew: Here it is, about eight hundred dollars. It's all the cash I have left and just enough to finance the rest of the production.
Prof. Eustace Appleby: Uh, all right. You, uh, trust me with all this?
Allen Drew: Yes, of course.
Prof. Eustace Appleby: Well, thank you very much, Allen, for your faith in me. I'll, uh, handle this money just as though it were my own.

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Frank Morgan Facts
He owned a 550-acre ranch in Hemet Valley, California, and raised cattle. He also owned yachts and one of his won a race from Los Angeles and Honolulu in 1947.

He was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 1708 Vine Street and for Radio at 6700 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

Morgan was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Tortilla Flat (1942).

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