Robert Morley Overview:

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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Narrator: His worried friends noticed so thin and drawn he was, and tried their best to cheer him up. "She's not good enough for you." "She lacks depth." "They're all alike anyway. Why don't you find a nice, straight line and settle down?"

Andrew Underschaft: The fist Underschaft wrote: if God gave man the hand, let not man withhold the sword. The second wrote: all have the right to fight, none have the right to judge. The third wrote up: to man the heaven, to heaven the victory. The fourth had no literary turn, so he didn't write up anything, but he sold cannons to Napoleon under the nose of George III. The fifth wrote up: peace shall not prevail, save with a sword in her hand. But the sixth, my master, was best of all. He wrote up: nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it's not done! After that, there was nothing left for me to say, so I wrote up simply: unashamed.

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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Robert Morley Facts
Children with Joan Buckmaster, Sheridan Morley, Annabel Morley, Wilton Morley.

Upon his death, his remains were interred at St. Mary's Churchyard, Mill Green, Station Road, Wargrave, Berkshire, England.

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

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