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Francis Phillip Wuppermann (Morgan, Frank)

Born: 1890 AD
Died: 1949 AD, at 59 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Entertainers


1890 - Francis Phillip Wuppermann also Frank Morgan, born on the 1st of June in New York City. He was an American character actor.

1914 - Followed his brother into the acting profession, making his Broadway debut and his film debut two years later.

1939 - Remembered as the title character in The Wizard of Oz, but he was a veteran and respected actor long before he played that part, and turned in outstanding performances both before and after that film.

1934 -  He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for The Affairs of Cellini.

1940 - As the shop owner in The Shop Around the Corner film.

1943 - He specialized in playing courtly, sometimes eccentric or befuddled but ultimately sympathetic characters, such as the alcoholic telegraph operator in The Human Comedy.

1949 - He died on the 18th of September in Beverly Hills, California.


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