Vic Morrow
Actor
Vic Morrow
Victor Harry "Vic" Morrow was an American actor whose credits include a starring role in the 1960s TV series Combat!, prominent roles in a handful of other television and cinema dramas, and numerous guest roles on television. He and two children died when a stunt helicopter crashed on them during the filming of Twilight Zone: The Movie.
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TV on DVD: 'Police Story,' 9/11 and more - Newsday (subscription)
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Extras Pilot movie with Vic Morrow plus new in-depth interview with Wambaugh ("I wanted the story to be the star, not the actors. . . . I wanted to delve into the psychology of the cop"). List price $40 for six discs, out today from Shout Factory
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Anne Francis on TCM: FORBIDDEN PLANET, BRAINSTORM, A LION IS IN THE STREETS - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Richard Brooks' Blackboard Jungle (1955) is notable for its rock-and-roll music and for Glenn Ford's performance as a teacher at odds with a bunch of hoodlum-students, among them Vic Morrow, future filmmaker Paul Mazursky, and Sidney Poitier
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70s Rewind: THE EVICTORS - Twitch
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Ruth finds it difficult to make friends with the local townsfolk, who keep their distance, all except Jake Rudd, their realtor (Vic Morrow), and Olie Gibson, a disabled neighbor (Sue Ane Langdon). Ruth is further unsettled when she finds a threatening
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Attendees honored in Beach City FD festival - New Philadelphia Times Reporter
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Vic Morrow, Akron, 1968 Chevrolet C-10; Carol Heckathorn, Brewster, 1952 Chevrolet; Bob Baker, Beach City, 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle; Mark Mann, Navarre, 1955 Chevrolet sedan; Bill Robinson, Massillon, 1970 Camaro SS; Chester Heckathorn, Brewster,
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Anticipating and Preventing Death - PsychCentral.com (blog)
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Vic Morrow: An actor, Morrow was decapitated while making a movie when a helicopter went out of control and crashed. Have I now just given you even more to worry about? I hope not. The point is that people rarely anticipate the vast majority of
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'The Challenge: Rivals' Recap: "Cry For Me, Argentina" - Ology
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Anyone else thinking about Vic Morrow? No one can deny that MTV has really stepped up challenge-wise this season. Suprise after surprise ensued: CT/Adam DQd for the first time, sending them straight to the Jungle. Leroy shimmied up the rope like a man
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World War II Spies, Interpreters and Heroes - The Daily Advertiser
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In Pat Mire's film, there is a short film clip from an old 1960s television series named "Combat" staring Vic Morrow as Sergeant Chip Saunders and Pierre Jalbert from Quebec, who played PFC Paul "Caje" LeMay, a Cajun GI from New Orleans
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Remembering Vic Morrow 29 years after 'Twilight Zone' movie set death - Paranormal Old Pueblo
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Today marks the 29th anniversary of the tragic death of Vic Morrow. Morrow was born in the Bronx, NY, joined the Navy at 17, and later would become a well-known actor and director. He played many characters, across many genres
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Vanessa Williams Became The First Miss America To Resign Her Title In 1984 - WFMY News 2
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In 1982, actor Vic Morrow and two children were killed during the filming of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" when a helicopter crashed. Director John Landis and four others were acquitted of charges in the deaths. In 1984, Vanessa Williams became the first
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Amazon Women on the Moon - Donne amazzoni sulla luna - Paperblog
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... un grande manipolatore dell'industria culturale come Landis, o come Dante del resto, due tra i grandi mattatori degli anni ottanta, insieme in un progetto collettivo dopo "The Twilight Zone: The Movie"(1983) ultimo film del grandissimo Vic Morrow
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Shout! Sends Over the Press Release for Season 1 on DVD - TVShowsOnDVD.com
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With no regular cast, the show featured different stars each week, as well as a rotating acting ensemble including James Farentino (Jesus Of Nazareth), Tony Lo Bianco (The French Connection), Don Meredith (NFL Monday Night Football), Vic Morrow (Combat
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Ask Stacy - Week of June 18, 2011 - Creators Syndicate
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DEAR STACY: Whatever happened in the negligence case involving the death of actor Vic Morrow ("Combat") on the "Twilight Zone" movie set? Some friends were talking about this the other day, and we would like to know. — Jerry P., Canton, Ohio DEAR
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'Dance' the evening away with new shows: On Tap Tonight - New Philadelphia Times Reporter
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When the film opens, Ty Ty and his two sons Buck Walden (Jack Lord) and Shaw Walden (Vic Morrow) are deep within one of the pits that litter the Walden farm after 15 years of digging for their fortune. Ty Ty has allowed his land to grow fallow,
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'Season 1' of the Classic '70s Cop Drama Comes to DVD - TVShowsOnDVD.com
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Notable Season 1guest stars include Jerry Lee Lewis, Lloyd Bridges, Dean Stockwell, Angie Dickinson (in the episode which spun off into Police Woman), Kurt Russell, John Forsythe, Smokey Robinson, Ed Asner, Vic Morrow and more! On September 6th, Shout!
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Vic Morrow
    FIFTIES
  • 1982
    Age 53
    In the early morning hours of July 23, 1982, Morrow and two children, 7-year-old Myca Dinh Le, and 6-year-old Renee Shin-Yi Chen, were filming on location in California in what had been known as Indian Dunes, which is near Santa Clarita.
    More Details Hide Details They were performing in a scene for the Vietnam sequence, in which their characters attempt to escape from a pursuing U.S. Army helicopter out of a deserted Vietnamese village. The helicopter was hovering at about above them when pyrotechnic explosions damaged it and caused it to crash on top of them, killing all three instantly. Morrow and Le were decapitated by the helicopter rotor, while Chen was crushed by a helicopter strut. Landis and four other defendants, including pilot Dorsey Wingo, were ultimately acquitted of involuntary manslaughter after a nearly nine-month trial. The parents of Le and Chen sued and settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. Morrow's children also sued and settled for an undisclosed amount. Morrow is interred in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California.
    In 1982 Morrow was cast in a feature role in Twilight Zone: The Movie, directed by John Landis.
    More Details Hide Details Morrow was playing the role of Bill Connor, a racist who is taken back in time and placed in various situations where he would be a persecuted victim: as a Jewish Holocaust victim, a black man about to be lynched by the Ku Klux Klan, and a Vietnamese man about to be killed by U.S. soldiers.
    Morrow and two child actors were killed in 1982 by a stunt helicopter crash during the filming of Twilight Zone: The Movie.
    More Details Hide Details Morrow was born Victor Morozoff in the New York City borough of the Bronx, to a middle-class Jewish family, the son of Jean (née Kress) and Harry Morozoff, an electrical engineer. When he was 17, Morrow dropped out of high school and joined the United States Navy.
  • FORTIES
  • 1971
    Age 42
    In 1971 Vic Morrow starred in a T.V. movie, produced by QM Productions for CBS entitled Travis Logan, D.A..
    More Details Hide Details This movie was a pilot for a proposed weekly legal series in which he was to star. While many critics liked the show, ratings were low, and the pilot was never sold as a series. It has never been released to home video.
  • 1970
    Age 41
    Morrow wrote and directed a 1970 Spaghetti Western, produced by Dino DeLaurentiis, titled A Man Called Sledge and starring James Garner, Dennis Weaver, and Claude Akins.
    More Details Hide Details After Deathwatch, it was Morrow's first and only big screen outing behind the camera. Sledge was filmed in Italy with desert-like settings that were highly evocative of the Southwestern United States. Morrow also appeared in Hawaii Five-O, The Streets of San Francisco, McCloud, and Sarge, among many other TV guest roles.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1966
    Age 37
    Morrow also worked as a television director. Together with Leonard Nimoy, he produced a 1966 version of Deathwatch, an English-language film version of Jean Genet's play Haute Surveillance, adapted by Morrow and Barbara Turner, directed by Morrow, and starring Nimoy.
    More Details Hide Details After Combat! ended, he worked in several films. Morrow appeared in two episodes of Australian-produced anthology series The Evil Touch (1973), one of which he also directed. He memorably played the wily local sheriff in director John Hough's road classic Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, as well as the homicidal sheriff, alongside Martin Sheen, in the 1974 TV film The California Kid, and had a key role, as aggressive, competitive baseball coach Roy Turner, in the 1976 comedy The Bad News Bears. He also played Injun Joe in the 1973 telefilm Tom Sawyer, which was filmed in Upper Canada Village. A musical version was released in theaters that same year.
  • 1964
    Age 35
    Morrow's marriage to Barbara lasted seven years and ended in divorce in 1964 or 1965.
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  • 1962
    Age 33
    Morrow was cast in the lead role of Sergeant "Chip" Saunders in ABC's Combat!, a World War II drama, which aired from 1962–1967.
    More Details Hide Details Pop culture scholar Gene Santoro has written, "TV's longest-running World War II drama (1962-67) was really a collection of complex 50-minute movies. Salted with battle sequences, they follow a squad's travails from D-Day on--a gritty ground-eye view of men trying to salvage their humanity and survive. Melodrama, comedy, and satire come into play as top-billed Lieutenant Hanley (Rick Jason) and Sergeant Saunders (Vic Morrow) lead their men toward Paris... The relentlessness hollows antihero Saunders out: at times, you can see the tombstones in his eyes." His friend and fellow actor on Combat!, Rick Jason, described Morrow as "a master director" who directed "one of the greatest anti-war films I've ever seen." He was referring to the two-part episode of Combat! entitled Hills Are for Heroes, which was written by Gene L. Coon.
  • 1961
    Age 32
    On October 6, 1961, he appeared in an episode of the ABC drama series Target: The Corruptors! with Stephen McNally and Robert Harland.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared in two episodes of The Untouchables, The Rifleman and Bonanza. He was cast in the early Bonanza episode "The Avenger" as a mysterious figure known only as "Lassiter" – named after his town of origin – who arrives in Virginia City, and helps save Ben and Adam Cartwright from an unjust hanging, while eventually gunning down one sought-after man, revealing himself as a hunter of a lynch mob who killed his father; having so far killed about half the mob, he rides off into the night, in an episode that resembles the later Clint Eastwood film High Plains Drifter. Morrow later appeared in the third season Bonanza episode The Tin Badge.
  • 1960
    Age 31
    Morrow then appeared from 1960–1961 as Joe Cannon in three episodes of NBC's The Outlaws with Barton MacLane.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1959
    Age 30
    Morrow's career then expanded after which he went into television. Later, he guest-starred on John Payne's NBC western series, The Restless Gun. On April 16, 1959, he appeared in the premiere of NBC's 1920s crime drama The Lawless Years in the episode "The Nick Joseph Story".
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  • 1958
    Age 29
    In 1958, he starred alongside Elvis Presley in an all-star supporting cast in the movie King Creole, directed by Michael Curtiz.
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    In 1958, Morrow married actress and screenwriter Barbara Turner, with whom he had two daughters: Carrie Ann Morrow (b. 1958) and actress Jennifer Jason Leigh (b. 1962).
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1929
    Age 0
    Born on February 14, 1929.
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