Job Actor
Years active 1914-1949
Top Roles Professor Marvel / The Wizard of Oz / The Gatekeeper / The Carriage Driver / The Guard, Hugo Matuschek, Mr. Ferris, Victor Budlow Trout, Gov. Gaspar d'Annard
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:

Judge Cotton: Yes, I may be a retired judge, but I'm a practicing drunkard.


Dimples: I love you, Professor.
Prof. Eustace Appleby: And I'm going to make myself worthy of that love.


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]


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Frank Morgan Facts
Uncle of actress Claudia Morgan.

Born, with his elder brother, the actor Ralph Morgan, into a well-to-do family that formerly distributed in the US the universally-known condiment "Angostura Aromatic Bitters."

He was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 1708 Vine Street and for Radio at 6700 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

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