(Movies & TV)
Truman Capote
Some Like It Hot
(Movies & TV)
Walter Matthau
(Movies & TV)
Evelyn Waugh
Shirley Booth
(Movies & TV)
Ruth Gordon
(Movies & TV)

See also

Robert Morse

Knowledge Identifier: +Robert_Morse


Robert Morse

American actor and singer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1931.

Countries: United States (67%), California (14%), (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Actor, Truman Capote, Some Like It Hot

Linked to: Fox Broadcasting Company, Hanna-Barbera, PBS




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Robert Morse was born in 1931 add something


He graduated from high school in 1949 and spent the next year working as a ditch digger, newspaper deliveryman, waiter, drugstore clerk and bodybuilder before joining the Navy and being sent off to fight in Korea in 1950 add something


He created the role of Barnaby in "The Matchmaker" on Broadway in 1955 opposite Ruth Gordon and reprised the role in the 1958 film adaptation of "The Matchmaker", this time opposite Shirley Booth add something


Morse has appeared in numerous TV shows, beginning in 1955 with the soap opera "The Secret Storm" and including mysteries, comedies, and variety shows add something


His best known role is that of J. Pierrepont Finch in the 1961 Broadway musical and 1967 film "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" add something


It won him the Tony award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical in 1962 add something


In 1964, Morse co-starred in the comedy film "Quick, Before It Melts add something


Anjanette Comer - She made her feature film debut as the female lead in the 1964 comedy "Quick, Before It Melts" followed by a memorable role in the 1965 satire "The Loved One", playing a seductive mortician who offers Robert Morse a choice for his uncle's funeral arrangements of "Inhumement, entombment, inurnment, immurement- Some people just lately have preferred ensarcophagusment


In 1965, Morse appeared in the black comedy film "The Loved One," a movie based on the Evelyn Waugh novel that satirized the funeral business in Los Angeles , in particular the Forest Lawn Cemetery add something


He starred in the 1967 movie version add something


In 1967, he co-starred in "A Guide for the Married Man," opposite Walter Matthau add something


In 1968, he appeared in the comedy "Where Were You When the Lights Went Out-" opposite Doris Day add something


In the same year, he appeared in the 1968 television series That's Life," which attempted to blend the musical genre with a situation comedy centered on newlyweds "Robert" and "Gloria" add something


Morse was in the original Broadway cast of "Sugar," a 1972 musical stage adaptation of "Some Like It Hot," for which he was nominated for another Tony add something


Some Like It Hot - In 1972, a musical play based on the screenplay of the film, entitled "Sugar", opened on Broadway, starring Elaine Joyce, Robert Morse, Tony Roberts and Cyril Ritchard, with book by Peter Stone, lyrics by Bob Merrill, and music by Jule Styne


Truman Capote - In 1990, Robert Morse received both a Tony and a Drama Desk *award for his portrayal of Capote in the one-man show, "Tru"


Jay Presson Allen - The 1991 Broadway production of "Tru" starring Robert Morse as Truman Capote was actually a request of the lawyer for the Capote Estate


In 1992, he recreated his performance for the PBS series "American Playhouse" and won the Emmy award as Best Actor in a Miniseries or Special add something


He had featured roles in the 1993 miniseries "Wild Palms" and the 2000 medical drama "City of Angels" add something


In 1995, Robert portrayed Grandpa in the Fox telefilm "Here Come the Munsters" add something


In 2002, Morse was cast in the role of the Wizard of Oz in the San Francisco run of the musical Wicked," but quit the show before it opened on Broadway add something


Beginning in 2007, Morse took on a recurring role in the AMC dramatic series "Mad Men" as Bertram Cooper, a partner in the advertising agency Sterling Cooper, for which role he was nominated for an Emmy award for outstanding guest actor in 2008, 2010 and again in 2011 add something


Daniel Radcliffe - After voicing a character in an episode of the animated television series "The Simpsons" in late 2010, Radcliffe debuted as J. Pierrepont Finch in the 2011 Broadway revival "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", a role previously held by Broadway veterans Robert Morse and Matthew Broderick


He will be in the Broadway revival of "The Front Page" at the Broadhurst Theatre starting on September 20, 2016 add something