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), (Producer), (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:

Brian McCoy: Why, Tommy's right has the kick of a Missouri mule, the speed of a striking cobra, and the aim of William Tell.

Richard Miller: Mankind was better off when lived in the Dark Ages. When everybody went around naked!
Uncle Sid: Well, maybe so. But today it might interfere with your social life.

Victor Budlow Trout: Johnny, do you realize the penalty for impersonating an angel?
Johnny Parkson Riggs: No, what is it?
Victor Budlow Trout: Well, it's - it's - pretty severe.

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Frank Morgan Facts
Interred at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York, USA, in section #168, plot #14447.

Of his ten brothers and sisters, he was closest to brother Carlos Domaso Siegert Wuppermann (aka Carlyle Morgan) (1887-1919) whose death while serving in the U.S. Army's Corps of Intelligence Police in Germany was initially deemed a suicide. It was later learned he was murdered by a fellow soldier. Carlyle was a writer, poet, playwright and actor. Frank appeared in his deceased brother's play "The Triumph of X" in 1921 on Broadway.

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

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