Robert Morse

Born May 18, 1931

Robert Morse is an American actor and singer. Morse is best known for his appearances in musicals and plays on Broadway. He has also acted in movies and television shows. 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. He is currently known for his recurring role as Bertram Cooper on the show Mad Men.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Robert Morse.


1931 Birth Morse was born on May 18, 1931 in Newton, Massachusetts at St. Mary's General Hospital. … Read More


1949 18 Years Old 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. … Read More


1955 24 Years Old 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. … Read More


1964 33 Years Old In 1964, Morse co-starred in the comedy film "Quick, Before It Melts."
1965 34 Years Old 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.
1967 36 Years Old In 1967, he co-starred in "A Guide for the Married Man," opposite Walter Matthau.
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In 1968, he appeared in the comedy "Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? … Read More


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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. … Read More
1979 48 Years Old He also provided the voice for the cartoon character Howler in Hanna Barbera's Pound Puppies. Another famous role he played was Jack in the 1979 animated Rankin/Bass special Jack Frost. … Read More


1993 62 Years Old He had featured roles in the 1993 miniseries Wild Palms and the 2000 medical drama City of Angels. … Read More
2007 76 Years Old 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. … Read More
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