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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 13 January 1907New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 26 December 1993Canoga Park, California, USA
Birth NameLeslie Irving Morrow
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

New York-born Morrow developed an interest in the theater as a result of his studies at art school. As "Irving Morrow," he was acting on stage (in Pennsylvania) as early as 1927; he later appeared in such plays as "Penal Law", "Once in a Lifetime", "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Twelfth Night", "Romeo and Juliet" and "Macbeth", treading the boards opposite stars like Katharine Cornell, Maurice Evans, Katharine Hepburn, Luise Rainer and Mae West. His film career commenced with the Biblical epic "The Robe" in 1953 and continued into the '70s. In his latter years, he worked as a commercial illustrator while taking occasional acting assignments.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tom Weaver <TomWeavr@aol.com>

Spouse (1)

Anna Karen (1947 - 26 December 1993) (his death) (1 child)

Trivia (3)

Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book "They Fought in the Creature Features" (McFarland & Co., 1995).
He made guest appearances on both The Twilight Zone (1959) and The Twilight Zone (1985).
Father of Lissa Morrow.

Personal Quotes (1)

[recalling the filming of and eventual audience reaction to The Giant Claw (1957)] We shot the film before we ever got a look at this monster that was supposed to be so terrifying. The producers promised us that the special effects would be first class. The director - Fred F. Sears - just told us, "All right, now you see the bird up there, and you're scared to death! Use your imagination." But the first time we actually got to see it was the night of the premiere. The audience couldn't stop laughing. We were up there on screen looking like idiots, treating this silly buzzard like it was the scariest thing in the world. We felt cheated, that's for sure, but they told us afterward that they just ran out of money. They couldn't afford anything but this stupid puppet. But it was just terrible. I was never so embarrassed in my whole life.

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