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Actor, Robert Morley, was born Robert Adolph Wilton Morley on May 26, 1908 in Semley, Wiltshire. Morley died at the age of 84 on Jun 3, 1992 in Wargrave, Berkshire and was laid to rest in ashes interred at St Marys Churchyard Cemetery in Wargrave, Reading, Berkshire, England.



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

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1938Best Supporting ActorMarie Antoinette (1938)King Louis XVINominated
1977Best Music - ScoringThe Slipper and the Rose--The Story of CinderellaN/ANominated

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Robert Morley Quotes:

Lord Rawnsley: The trouble with these international affairs is they attract foreigners.

Andrew Underschaft: Whatever can blow man up, can blow society up. The history of the world is the history of those who had courage to embrace that truth.

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Narrator: Once upon a time there was a sensible, straight line, who was hopelessly in love, with a dot.

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Robert Morley Facts
Stepbrother-in-law of Sally Pearson, Robert Hardy and John Merivale.

His son, Sheridan Morley, was a distinguished London Theatre critic and writer.

He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1957 New Year's Honours List for his services to Drama.

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