Chester Morris

Born Feb 16, 1901

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

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1901 Birth Born on February 16, 1901.


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


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


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


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


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


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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