Robert Morley

Born May 26, 1908

Robert Adolph Wilton Morley, CBE was an English actor who, often in supporting roles, was usually cast as a pompous English gentleman representing the Establishment. In Movie Encyclopedia, film critic Leonard Maltin describes Morley as "recognisable by his ungainly bulk, bushy eyebrows, thick lips, and double chin, [... ... ] particularly effective when cast as a pompous windbag".… Read More

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1908 Birth Born on May 26, 1908.


1929 21 Years Old Morley made his West End stage debut in 1929 in Treasure Island at the Strand Theatre and his Broadway debut in 1938 in the title role of Oscar Wilde at the Fulton Theatre. … Read More
1937 29 Years Old As a playwright he co-wrote several plays for the stage. His 1937 play Goodness, How Sad was turned into a Ealing Studios film Return to Yesterday (1940) directed by Robert Stevenson.


1947 39 Years Old Later, he had outstanding success in London and New York with Edward, My Son, a gripping family drama written in 1947 in collaboration with Noel Langley. … Read More


1959 51 Years Old Baby boomers will remember with macabre fondness, Morley's 1959 performance in an Alfred Hitchcock Presents adaptation of a Stanley Ellin short story entitled, 'Specialty of the House'. … Read More


1974 66 Years Old He was the subject of This Is Your Life in 1974 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews. … Read More
1992 84 Years Old Died on June 3, 1992.
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