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Chester Morris

Actor
Male
Born Feb 16, 1901
Hometown New York City, Ne...
Died Sep 11, 1970
Death Place Borough of New Hope
Other Names Morris, John Ches...

Chester Morris was an American actor, who starred in the Boston Blackie detective series of the 1940s.

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  • Lillian Kenton Barker
    Married 1940
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  • Lillian Kenton Barker
    Married 1939 - 1970
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  • Suzanne Kilborn
    Married 1927 - 1939
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  • Suzanne Kilborn
    Married 1925 - 1939
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CHILDHOOD

1901 Birth Born on February 16, 1901.

TEENAGE

1917 16 Years Old His film career began in 1917 in An Amateur Orphan. … Read More

TWENTIES

1927 26 Years Old Morris was married to Suzanne Kilborn from September 30, 1927 to their divorce in November 1939. … Read More

THIRTIES

1940 39 Years Old He married Lillian Kenton Barker on November 30, 1940. … Read More

FORTIES

1941 40 Years Old His career revived when from 1941 to 1949 he played the character Boston Blackie in 14 low-budget movies produced by Columbia Pictures, starting with Meet Boston Blackie, and one season of radio shows. … Read More
1944 43 Years Old In 1944, a B-24 "Liberator" airplane was christened "The Chester and Lili Morris" in honor of him and his wife, and their contributions to the United States war effort. … Read More

FIFTIES

1960 59 Years Old Through the 1950s and 1960s, Morris worked mainly in television, with a recurring role as detective Lieutenant Max Ritter in the CBS summer replacement series, Diagnosis: Unknown, which aired from July to September 1960. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1970 69 Years Old 1 More Event
Morris was dying of cancer when he committed suicide in room 202 at the former Holiday Inn of New Hope by taking an overdose of barbiturates in 1970. … Read More
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