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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    The New Republic - Sep 09, 2013


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


1931 Birth Morse was born on May 18, 1931 in Newton, Massachusetts, the second child of Charles Morse and Mary SIlver. … Read More


1958 27 Years Old Having already played Barnaby on Broadway, Morse 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 of the same name 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? opposite Doris Day.


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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 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 a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014.
2016 85 Years Old He will be in the Broadway revival of The Front Page at the Broadhurst Theatre starting on September 20, 2016. … Read More
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