Biography

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Dennis Morgan (born Earl Stanley Morner, December 20, 1908 – September 7, 1994) was an American actor-singer. He used the acting pseudonym Richard Stanley before adopting the name under which he gained his greatest fame.

Morgan was born in the village of Prentice in Price County in northern Wisconsin, the son of Grace J. (née Vandusen) and Frank Edward Morner. He was of Swedish descent on his father's side.

Morgan started working at MGM as "Stanley Morner". His best roles were in Mama Steps Out (1937) and Song of the City (1937), but mostly did small parts. Morgan signed with Paramount billed as "Richard Stanley". He was in several films in 1938 & 1939 including "Men With Wings (1938).

At Warner Brothers Morgan was billed as "Dennis Morgan" and was finally given lead roles in "B movies" such as Waterfront (1939) and No Place to Go (1939). In 1940 he was promoted to "A movies". His best parts were in Kttty Foyle (1940) (on loan to RKO), Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943), God is My Co-Pilot. He was often paired with Jack Carson. After Morgan's contract with Warner ended in 1952 he appeared in sporadic television guest roles. He retired from film work in 1956.

In 1983, Dennis Morgan, along with his film pal, Jack Carson, who had died in 1963, was inducted into the Wisconsin Performing Artists Hall of Fame.

Morgan died in 1994 of respiratory failure.

He was a staunch Republican and a member of the Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church in Oakhurst, California.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dennis Morgan (born Earl Stanley Morner, December 20, 1908 – September 7, 1994) was an American actor-singer. He used the acting pseudonym Richard Stanley before adopting the name under which he gained his greatest fame.

Morgan was born in the village of Prentice in Price County in northern Wisconsin, the son of Grace J. (née Vandusen) and Frank Edward Morner. He was of Swedish descent on his father's side.

Morgan started working at MGM as "Stanley Morner". His best roles were in Mama Steps Out (1937) and Song of the City (1937), but mostly did small parts. Morgan signed with Paramount billed as "Richard Stanley". He was in several films in 1938 & 1939 including "Men With Wings (1938).

At Warner Brothers Morgan was billed as "Dennis Morgan" and was finally given lead roles in "B movies" such as Waterfront (1939) and No Place to Go (1939). In 1940 he was promoted to "A movies". His best parts were in Kttty Foyle (1940) (on loan to RKO), Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943), God is My Co-Pilot. He was often paired with Jack Carson. After Morgan's contract with Warner ended in 1952 he appeared in sporadic television guest roles. He retired from film work in 1956.

In 1983, Dennis Morgan, along with his film pal, Jack Carson, who had died in 1963, was inducted into the Wisconsin Performing Artists Hall of Fame.

Morgan died in 1994 of respiratory failure.

He was a staunch Republican and a member of the Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church in Oakhurst, California.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 74

Birthday 1908-12-20

Day of Death 1994-09-07

Place of Birth Prentice, Wisconsin, USA

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Also Known As

  • Stanley Morner
  • Richard Stanley

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage as Himself (archive footage)
1976 Won Ton Ton: the Dog Who Saved Hollywood as Tour Guide
1974 That's Entertainment! as Clip from 'The Great Ziegfeld' (archive footage)
1966 Rogue's Gallery as Dr. Jonas Pettingill
1963 Petticoat Junction (1 episode)
1959 21 Beacon Street (13 episodes)
1956 Uranium Boom as Brad Collins
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1955 Pearl of the South Pacific as Dan Merrill
1955 The Gun That Won the West as Jim Bridger
1954 A Star Is Born World Premiere
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)
1952 This Is Your Life (1 episode)
1952 Cattle Town as Mike McGann
1952 This Woman Is Dangerous as Dr. Ben Halleck
1951 Painting The Clouds With Sunshine as Vince
1951 Raton Pass as Marc Challon
1950 Pretty Baby as Sam Morley
1950 Perfect Strangers as David Campbell
1949 The Lady Takes a Sailor as Bill Craig
1949 It's a Great Feeling as Dennis Morgan
1949 Breakdowns of 1949 as Himself
1948 One Sunday Afternoon as Timothy L. "Biff" Grimes
1948 To the Victor as Paul Taggart
1948 Two Guys from Texas as Steve Carroll
1947 My Wild Irish Rose as Chauncey Olcott
1947 Always Together as The Bridegroom
1947 Cheyenne as James Wylie
1947 Blow-Ups of 1947 as Himself
1946 The Time, The Place and The Girl as Steven Ross
1946 Two Guys from Milwaukee as Prince Henry
1946 One More Tomorrow as Thomas Rufus 'Tom' Collier III
1946 Blow-Ups of 1946 as Himself
1945 Christmas in Connecticut as Jefferson Jones
1945 God Is My Co-Pilot as Col. Robert Lee Scott
1944 Hollywood Canteen as Himself
1944 I Am an American as Himself (uncredited)
1944 The Very Thought of You as Sgt. David Stewart
1944 Road to Victory as Himself
1944 The Shining Future as Self
1944 Shine on Harvest Moon as Jack Norworth
1944 Breakdowns of 1944 as Himself
1943 The Desert Song as Paul Hudson / El Khobar
1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars as Tommy Randolph
1943 The Hard Way as Paul Collins
1942 Wings for the Eagle as Corky 'Cork' Jones
1942 In This Our Life as Peter Kingsmill
1942 Captains of the Clouds as Johnny Dutton (bush pilot)
1941 Bad Men of Missouri as Cole Younger
1941 Kisses for Breakfast as Rodney Trask
1941 Affectionately Yours as 'Rickey' Mayberry
1940 Kitty Foyle as Wynnewood 'Wyn' Strafford VI
1940 March On, Marines as Bob Lansing
1940 River's End as John Keith / Sgt. Derry Conniston
1940 Flight Angels as Chick Farber
1940 Tear Gas Squad as Tommy McCabe
1940 Three Cheers for the Irish as Angus Ferguson
1940 The Fighting 69th as Lieutenant Ames
1939 The Return of Doctor X as Dr. Rhodes
1939 No Place to Go as Joe Plummer
1939 Ride, Cowboy, Ride as Dinny Logan
1939 Waterfront as Jim Dolan
1939 Persons in Hiding as Mike Flagler
1938 Illegal Traffic as Davis as Cagey Miller
1938 King of Alcatraz as First Mate Rogers (as Richard Stanley)
1938 Men with Wings as Galton
1937 Navy Blue and Gold as Marine 2nd Lt.
1937 Song of the City as Tommy
1937 Mama Steps Out as Chuck Thompson (as Stanley Morner)
1936 Annie Laurie as William Douglas
1936 Piccadilly Jim as Chrystal Club Singer (uncredited)
1936 Suzy as Lieutenant
1936 The Great Ziegfeld as Stage Singer in "Pretty Girl" Number
1936 I Conquer the Sea! as Tommy Ashley

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