Job Actor
Years active 1914-1949
Top Roles Professor Marvel / The Wizard of Oz / The Gatekeeper / The Carriage Driver / The Guard, Hugo Matuschek, Ivan Danchenoff, The Doctor, Jesse Kiffmeyer
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.

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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:

Konrad: When I'm full of Dutch courage, I behave very Frenchly.


The Doctor: [applies alcohol to the native's foot] Kind of stings, hey? You can imagine what it does to the lining of your stomache!
[takes another drink]


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.


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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

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

He did not live to see "The Wizard of Oz" become one of the most famous films ever made through its annual network telecasts.

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