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Frank Morgan Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jun 1, 1890
  • Died: Sep 18, 1949
  • Birth Name: Francis Phillip Wupperman

Years before he played The Wizard (and four other roles) in [[Feature~V55014~The Wizard of Oz~thewizardofoz]] (1939), Frank Morgan had a long career in silent film and was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for [[Feature~V83247~The Affairs of Cellini~theaffairsofcellini]] (1934). Although adept at flustered and bewildered comic roles, Morgan was also an excellent dramatic actor; he was an ever-present figure in many of MGM's classiest films of the period. Highlights of his career include: [[Feature~V21312~Hallelujah, I'm a Bum~hallelujahimabum]] (1931), [[Feature~V77459~When Ladies Meet~whenladiesmeet]] (1933), [[Feature~V6572~Bombshell~bombshell]] (1933), [[Feature~V8586~Cat and the Fiddle~thecatandthefiddle]] (1934), [[Feature~V93570~The Good Fairy~thegoodfairy]] (1935), [[Feature~V34652~Naughty Marietta~naughtymarietta]] (1935), [[Feature~V13808~Dimples~dimples]] (1936), [[Feature~V28416~The Last of Mrs. Cheyney~thelastofmrscheyney]] (1937), [[Feature~V42878~Saratoga~saratoga]] (1937), [[Feature~V42112~Rosalie~rosalie]] (1937), [[Feature~V6680~Boom Town~boomtown]] (1940), [[Feature~V7195~Broadway Melody of 1940~broadwaymelodyof1940]] (1940), and [[Feature~V49688~The Three Musketeers~thethreemusketeers]] (1948). He was especially effective in [[Feature~V44464~The Shop Around the Corner~theshoparoundthecorner]] (1940), [[Feature~V102889~The Mortal Storm~themortalstorm]] (1940), [[Feature~V23815~The Human Comedy~thehumancomedy]] (1943) and [[Feature~V47615~Summer Holiday~summerholiday]] (1948), the musical remake of Thornton Wilder's [[Feature~V1251~Ah, Wilderness~ahwilderness]]. Morgan died while filming Annie Get Your Gun, in which he would have played Buffalo Bill. The most famous anecdote about Morgan is that while rehearsing for [[Feature~V55014~The Wizard of Oz~thewizardofoz]], he went looking for a coat to help him feel like Prof. Marvel; the one he found in a second-hand shop turned out to have originally belonged to Wizard author L. Frank Baum. ~ Rovi

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