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Morris Ankrum (1897–1964)

A graduate of the University of Southern California School of Law, Morris Ankrum was an attorney and an economics professor before switching careers and joining the theater. He was a veteran stage actor by the time he entered the film industry in the 1930s, where he spent much time in westerns, playing everything from Indian chiefs to crooked town... See full bio »

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Stage Play: In the Next Room. Melodrama. Written by Eleanor Robson Belmont [credited as Eleanor Robson] (final Broadway credit) and Harriet Ford. Directed by Guthrie McClintic. Vanderbilt Theatre: 27 Nov 1923- Apr 1924 (closing date unknown/159 performances). Cast: Arthur Albertson (as "James Godfrey"), Morris Ankrum [credited as Morris W.... See more »

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Morrie Ankrum | Morri Ankrum | Stephen Morris


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He was a stalwart, dependable character actor whose career included supporting roles and bit parts (often uncredited) in over 150 (known) feature films. A large portion of his career involved westerns, in some of which he was cast as an Indian. He is best remembered today as one of the most familiar supporting players in low-budget science-fiction films of the 1950s (starting with Lippert's ... See more »



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