Character actor, Howard Morris, was born Howard Jerome Morris on Sep 4, 1919 in New York City, NY. Morris died at the age of 85 on May 21, 2005 in Los Angeles, CA .
Howard Morris appeared in over 120 film and television roles, including Mr. Elmer Kelp in The Nutty Professor (1963), Julius in 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962) and, most famously, as 'mountain man' Ernest T. Bass on TV's The Andy Griffith Show. He also directed for TV and film, including the pilot for Get Smart ("Mr. Big" which aired on September 18, 1965), and the films Don't Drink the Water, Who's Minding the Mint and With Six You Get Eggroll. Howard Morris was also the voice of Mr. Peebles (The Magilla Gorilla Show) and Breezly Bruin (The Peter Potamus Show) among others.(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).
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Mini Tribute Character Actor:By Annmarie Gatti on Sep 4, 2012 From Classic Movie Hub Blog
Born September 4, 1919, Actor ! appeared in over 120 film & TV roles, including?Mr. Elmer Kelp in The Nutty Professor (1963), Julius in 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962) & of course — most famously — as ‘mountain man’ Ernest T Bass on The Andy Gri... Read full article
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Gopher: [appearing] It certainly is. I'm workin' the swing shift, you know.
Rabbit: [hammering a sign in front of Gopher] Don't - feed - the - bear!
Gopher: Hmph! I'm gonna skedaddle.
Winnie the Pooh: Could you ssspare a sssmall sssmackerel?
Gopher: Say, you ought to do sssomething about that ssspeech impediment, sssonny.
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