Job Actor
Years active 1914-1949
Top Roles Hugo Matuschek, Professor Marvel / The Wizard of Oz / The Gatekeeper / The Carriage Driver / The Guard, The Doctor, Jesse Kiffmeyer, Ivan Danchenoff
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Romance, Musical, Adventure, Biographical
Top TopicsBased on Play, Show Business, Pre-Code Cinema
Top Collaborators (Director), (Producer), (Producer), (Producer)
Shares birthday with Marilyn Monroe, Harold Hecht, Robert Newton  see more..

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.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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

BlogHub Articles:

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:

Jesse Kiffmeyer: [to Maizie about her use of his cold cream] From now on, Madam, your face is in your own hands!


Wizard of Oz: I am Oz... the great and powerful!


Professor Marvel: Professor Marvel never guesses, he knows!


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Frank Morgan Facts
A boy soprano in church, some of his early pre-acting jobs included selling toothbrushes, soliciting advertisements, and bronco busting

Uncle of actress Claudia Morgan.

Character actor best remembered as Prof. Marvel/The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz (1939).

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