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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 1 November 1939Cuero, Texas, USA
Birth NameBeverly Jo Morrow

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Cuero, Texas, Jo Morrow was still a baby when her parents took her to San Diego, where her father worked in aircraft manufacture and her mother encouraged Jo's acting aspirations. Entering a "Be A Star" contest which Morrow feels started out as a sham, she actually won a 20th Century-Fox contract (film-debuting in Gary Cooper's Ten North Frederick (1958)), and from there moved to Columbia. The 1964 birth of a deaf daughter forced Morrow to choose between movies and motherhood; the latter won out, although she made a comeback of sorts in 1970s exploitation fare like Doctor Death: Seeker of Souls (1973) and Terminal Island (1973).

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

Spouse (1)

Jackie Barnett (29 June 1963 - 13 April 1984) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (8)

The birth of a deaf daughter in 1964 forced her semi-retirement.
Was signed by 20th Century-Fox in 1958 after winning a talent contest.
Met Fidel Castro in 1959 while making Our Man in Havana (1959) in Cuba. She told The Daily Mirror (London, UK) that he wanted to know the number of her hotel room so he could send flowers, but she never got them.
In July 2005 she was a guest at the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, NC, along with Ty Hardin, Donna Douglas, Ed Nelson, Richard Anderson, Elena Verdugo, Henry Darrow and Lorna Gray.
Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book "Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Flashbacks" (McFarland & Co., 1998).
As of 2003 was living in Medford, OR.
Converted to Judaism to marry Jackie Barnett.
Did not make herself too popular on the set of The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960) when she allegedly remarked that Alec Guinness and Noël Coward had recently co-starred with her in Our Man in Havana (1959). Peter Bull, who had a supporting part in the "Gulliver" film, attributed this remark (in his autobiographical book, "I Say - Look Here!") to an actress he referred to as "Marj Smith", but it was made pretty clear that he meant Morrow--there is no "Marj Smith" in the cast list of either film, and Morrow was the only American actress in both.

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