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Dennis Morgan ACTOR

Dennis Morgan was born on December 20th, 1908 in Prentice, Wisconsin with the birth name Earl Stanley Morner.  After high school he enrolled in college at Carroll College in Wisconsin and later in his early career days, studied voice at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee as well as the American Conservatory in Chicago.
When he first became involved in the entertainment industry it was  mostly just small parts.  He also gained some experience performing in front of live audiences when he toured with an operatic company and would sing on stage in such productions as, "Faust" and "Carmen".  It was not until he was cast in, "The Natural History of a Woman" (1940) that his career finally began to take off.
A number of film roles followed such as, "Thank Your Lucky Stars" (1943), "The Hard Way" (1943), "God Is My Co-Pilot" (1945), "The Very Thought of You" (1944), "Two Guys from Milwaukee" (1946), "Two Guys From Texas" (1948) and "It’s a Great Feeling" (1949).
Dennis began his career under a contract with MGM and later switched to Paramount but it was his contract with Warner Brothers Studios that really helped his career reach a whole new level of stardom. 
He was highly desired and along with a highly successful film career he also made numerous television appearances on such series as, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1958), "The Ford Television Theater" (1955) and a cameo appearance in 1980 on, "The Love Boat".
Many remember him from the very successful film, "Christmas in Connecticut" (1945) which is still a holiday favorite.  In 1947 he appeared with his daughter, Kristin Morgan in the film, "My Wild Irish Rose" when she was only eight years old.   
In the mid 50's he retired from the industry but every once in a while would make a cameo appearance. 
He was married only one time to Lillian Vedder whom he wed in 1933 and they had two sons and one daughter together and remained married until he passed away on September 7th, 1994 in Fresno, California after suffering from respiratory failure.   


1980 The Love Boat 
1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
1968 Petticoat Junction 
1968 Rogue's Gallery
1963 The Dick Powell Theatre
1962 Saints and Sinners 
1959 21 Beacon Street 
1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents 
1956 Uranium Boom
1955 Crossroads 
1955 Star Stage
1955 Stage 7 
1955 Pearl of the South Pacific
1955 The Gun That Won the West
1955 The Best of Broadway
1955 The Ford Television Theatre 
1955 Fireside Theatre 
1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse
1953 G.E. True Theater
1952 Cattle Town 
1952 This Woman Is Dangerous 
1951 Painting the Clouds with Sunshine 
1951 Raton Pass
1950 Pretty Baby
1950 Perfect Strangers 
1949 The Lady Takes a Sailor 
1948 One Sunday Afternoon 
1948 Two Guys from Texas 
1948 To the Victor 
1947 My Wild Irish Rose 
1947 Cheyenne
1946 The Time, the Place and the Girl
1946 Two Guys from Milwaukee 
1946 One More Tomorrow
1945 Christmas in Connecticut 
1945 God Is My Co-Pilot 
1944 Hollywood Canteen 
1944 The Very Thought of You
1944 Shine on Harvest Moon 
1943 The Desert Song
1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars 
1943 The Hard Way
1942 Wings for the Eagle 
1942 In This Our Life
1942 Captains of the Clouds
1941 Bad Men of Missouri
1941 Kisses for Breakfast
1941 Affectionately Yours 
1940 Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman 
1940 March On, Marines 
1940 River's End
1940 Flight Angels
1940 Tear Gas Squad
1940 The Singing Dude
1940 Three Cheers for the Irish 
1940 The Fighting 69th 
1939 The Return of Doctor X
1939 No Place to Go
1939 Ride, Cowboy, Ride 
1939 Waterfront
1939 Persons in Hiding 
1938 Illegal Traffic 
1938 King of Alcatraz 
1938 Men with Wings
1937 Navy Blue and Gold 
1937 Song of the City 
1937 Mama Steps Out 
1936 Annie Laurie 
1936 Old Hutch
1936 Piccadilly Jim 
1936 Suzy 
1936 The Great Ziegfeld
1936 I Conquer the Sea!

Matinee Classics - God is My Co-Pilot starring Dennis Morgan, Dane Clark, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale Sr., Richard Loo, John Ridgely, Carig Stevens, Andrea King, Stanley Ridges, Warren Douglas, Stephen Richard and Charles Smith
Matinee Classics - The Fighting 69th starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent, Jeffrey Lynn, Alan Hale Sr., Frank McHugh, Dennis Morgan, Dick Foran, William Lundigan, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Henry O'Neill, John Litel, Sammy Cohen, Harvey Stephens, William Hopper, Tom Dugan, Frank Wilcox, George Reeves, Frank Goghlan Jr., Herbert Anderson, Jack Boyle Jr., Richard Clayton, John Daheim and Eddie Dew
Matinee Classics - One More Tomorrow starring Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Alexis Smith, Jane Wyman, Reginald Gardiner, John Loder, Marjorie Gateson, Thurston Hall, John Abbott, Marjorie Hoshelle and Sig Arno
Matinee Classics - The Shining Future starring Bing Crosby, Cary Grant, Dennis Morgan, Deanna Durbin, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Ruggles, Jack Carson, Benny Goodman, Harry James, and more
Matinee Classics - Thank Your Lucky Stars starring Humphrey Bogart, Eddie Cantor, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, John Garfield, Joan Leslie, Ida Lupino, Dennis Morgan, Ann Sheridan, Dinah Shore, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale Sr., George Tobias, Edward Everett Horton, S.K. Sakall, Hattie McDaniel,  Ruth Donnelly, Don Wilson, and Spike Jones and His City Slickers

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