Job Actor
Years active 1914-1949
Top Roles Professor Marvel / The Wizard of Oz / The Gatekeeper / The Carriage Driver / The Guard, Hugo Matuschek, Gov. Gaspar d'Annard, Dr. Edmond Ozanne, John Josephus Grant
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.

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:

Francine Diamond: There ain't no flies on me!
J. Daniel Thompson: You can't blame the flies, Francine.


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


Konrad: I can use one honest lawyer, but don't overdo it.


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Frank Morgan Facts
Morgan was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Tortilla Flat (1942).

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.

W.C. Fields was originally considered for Morgan's role in The Wizard of Oz (1939). However, Fields haggled endlessly over salary, and the role was given to Morgan.

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