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Frances Morris (I) (1908–2003)

Frances Morris was born on August 3, 1908 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress, known for Thunder (1929), Miss Sadie Thompson (1953) and The Rawhide Terror (1934). She was previously married to Russell Parker and Antrim Short. She died on December 2, 2003 in Santa Clarita, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Thunder Molly
Miss Sadie Thompson Mrs. MacPhail
The Rawhide Terror Betty Blake


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 1963-1964 The Virginian (TV Series)
Landlady / Mrs. Wingate / Mrs. Hafenkamp
- A Father for Toby (1964) ... Landlady
- The Intruders (1964) ... Mrs. Wingate
- If You Have Tears (1963) ... Mrs. Hafenkamp
 1960-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Matron / Landlady / Miss Carlisle
- The Case of the Ugly Duckling (1964) ... Landlady
- The Case of the Mythical Monkeys (1960) ... Miss Carlisle
 1957-1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mother / Mrs. Jenks
- The Ben Engel Story (1964) ... Mrs. Jenks
- The Mark Hanford Story (1958) ... Mother
- The Zeke Thomas Story (1957) ... Mother (as Francis Morris)
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
The Woman Shopper
- Night Caller (1964) ... The Woman Shopper
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
 1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
The Landlady
- The Big Kick (1962) ... The Landlady
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Mrs. Foster
- The Swinger (1962) ... Mrs. Foster
 1962 Ichabod and Me (TV Series)
The Housekeeper
- The Celebrity (1962) ... The Housekeeper
 1962 Thriller (TV Series)
Abbie Somers
- 'Til Death Do Us Part (1962) ... Abbie Somers
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Fender's Housekeeper
- Dark Circle (1961) ... Fender's Housekeeper
 1961 Portrait of a Mobster
Louise Murphy
 1960 The Case of the Dangerous Robin (TV Series)
- Temporary Widow (1960)
 1960 M Squad (TV Series)
Ma Phelan
- A Gun for Mother's Day (1960) ... Ma Phelan
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Mrs. Carter
- Dark Reward (1960) ... Mrs. Carter
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
Hannah Junkin
- Incident at Red River Station (1960) ... Hannah Junkin
 1957-1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Mrs. Clark / Sarah / Mrs. Hardie - Maid
- Millionaire Tom Hampton (1959) ... Mrs. Clark
- The Thorne Sisters Story (1958) ... Sarah
- The Hugh Waring Story (1957) ... Mrs. Hardie - Maid
 1959 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
- The Town That Slept with the Lights On (1959) ... Townswoman (as Francis Morris)
 1958-1959 Man Without a Gun (TV Series)
Jessie Hamilton
- Daughter of the Dragon (1959) ... Jessie Hamilton
- Wanted (1958) ... Jessie Hamilton
 1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Mrs. Jackson
- Rough Cut (1959) ... Mrs. Jackson
 1958 The Lost Missile
Joe's Wife (uncredited)
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Edna Tapley
- Bonner's Squaw (1958) ... Edna Tapley
 1958 Onionhead
Arlene Pierce (uncredited)
 1954-1958 Lassie (TV Series)
Sarah Woodruff / Mrs. Wilson
- The Owl (1958) ... Sarah Woodruff
- Lassie's Pups (1954) ... Mrs. Wilson
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Town That Slept with the Lights On (1958) ... Townswoman (as Francis Morris)
 1958 Maverick (TV Series)
Mrs. Pierce
- Seed of Deception (1958) ... Mrs. Pierce
 1957 Wild Is the Wind
Party Guest
 1957 The Lineup (TV Series)
- The 17643 Case (1957)
 1957 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Mrs. Powell
- Incident at Indian Springs (1957) ... Mrs. Powell
 1957 Monkey on My Back
Landlady (uncredited)
 1957 Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend
Amy (uncredited)
 1957 Fury at Showdown
Mrs. Williams
 1956 Gun for a Coward
Mrs. Anderson
 1956 The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure (TV Series)
- The Tower Treasure (1956) ... Landlady
- Never Say Die (1956) ... Landlady
- The Final Search (1956) ... Landlady
- A Golden Clue (1956) ... Landlady
- The Prisoner Speaks (1956) ... Landlady
 1956 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Mrs. Kelly
- Sizeman and Son (1956) ... Mrs. Kelly
 1956 The Naked Hills
Woman in Store (uncredited)
 1956 Crime Against Joe
Nora Manning
 1956 The Price of Fear
Mrs. Weems (uncredited)
 1955 Bobby Ware Is Missing
Sophie - Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1955 The Night of the Hunter
Bart's Wife (uncredited)
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
Mrs. Eden
- The Case of the Black Sheep (1955) ... Mrs. Eden
 1955 Women's Prison
Miss Whittier (uncredited)
 1953 Miss Sadie Thompson
Mrs. MacPhail
 1953 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 Footlights Theater (TV Series)
Miss Carter
- This Is My Heart (1953) ... Miss Carter
 1953 Never Wave at a WAC
Maj. Cartwright (uncredited)
 1952-1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Carter
- This Is My Heart (1953) ... Miss Carter
- Girl in the Park (1952)
 1952 Because of You
Mrs. Colman (uncredited)
 1952 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Sarah Kent
- Superman on Earth (1952) ... Sarah Kent
 1952 The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
Olímpia Marto (as Francis Morris)
 1952 Carrie
Maid (uncredited)
 1952 Paula
Miss Turner - Teacher (uncredited)
 1952 My Son John
Secretary (scenes deleted)
 1952 The Captive City
Mrs. Harding
 1951 Benjy (Short)
Hospital Clerk
 1951 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Mayor Curtis
- Lady Mayor (1951) ... Mayor Curtis
 1951 The Company She Keeps
Mrs. McLean (uncredited)
 1950 Again... Pioneers
Mrs. Lyons
 1950 The Killer That Stalked New York
Housewife (uncredited)
 1950 Between Midnight and Dawn
Mrs. Blake - Superintendent's Wife
 1950 Edge of Doom
Mrs. Lynn
 1950 This Side of the Law
Miss Roberts
 1950 Caged
Mrs. Foley (uncredited)
 1949 Mrs. Mike
Mrs. Howard
 1949 Samson and Delilah (uncredited)
 1949 A Dangerous Profession
Mrs. Frances Farley (uncredited)
 1949 Holiday Affair
Mary (uncredited)
 1949 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1949 Alias Nick Beal
Reformer (uncredited)
 1949 Caught
Kevin's Mother (uncredited)
 1949 Flaxy Martin
Terrified Witness (uncredited)
 1948 Joan of Arc
Woman at Inn (uncredited)
 1948 The Snake Pit
Patient (uncredited)
 1948 Sealed Verdict
Army Nurse with Hockland (uncredited)
 1948 Night Has a Thousand Eyes
Mother (uncredited)
 1948 The Walls of Jericho
Maid (uncredited)
 1948 Hazard
Woman in Fur Coat in Tank (uncredited)
 1948 On an Island with You
Reporter (uncredited)
 1948 The Big Clock
Grace Adams
 1948 My Girl Tisa
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1947 Wild Harvest
Mrs. Swanson (uncredited)
 1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Head Saleswoman (uncredited)
 1947 The Perils of Pauline
McGuire's Secretary (uncredited)
 1947 Living in a Big Way
Woman Photographer (uncredited)
 1947 The Millerson Case
Ella Minnich (uncredited)
 1947 Blaze of Noon
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1947 Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman
Mrs. Benton - Baby's Nurse (uncredited)
 1947 The Ghost Goes Wild
Secretary (uncredited)
 1947 Suddenly It's Spring
Red Cross Worker (uncredited)
 1947 The Unfaithful
 1947 California
Mrs. Smith (uncredited)
 1946 That Brennan Girl
Assistant Matron (uncredited)
 1946 Abie's Irish Rose
Nurse (uncredited)
 1946 The Razor's Edge
Nurse (uncredited)
 1946 The Chase
Commander's Secretary (uncredited)
 1946 Blue Skies
Nurse (uncredited)
 1946 Earl Carroll Sketchbook
Nurse (uncredited)
 1946 Centennial Summer
Mrs. Dorgan (uncredited)
 1946 One More Tomorrow
Young Woman (uncredited)
 1946 The Virginian
Rancher's Wife (uncredited)
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn
Woman in Window (uncredited)
 1946 From This Day Forward
Hoffman's Secretary (uncredited)
 1946 Crime of the Century
 1945 Week-End at the Waldorf
Cashier (uncredited)
 1945 Duffy's Tavern
Woman Who Screams (uncredited)
 1945 Conflict
Receptionist (uncredited)
 1945 Having Wonderful Crime
Annoyed Woman in Theatre (uncredited)
 1945 Keep Your Powder Dry
WAC (uncredited)
 1944 Pick-Up (Short)
Army Nurse (uncredited)
 1944 Here Come the Waves
WAVE (uncredited)
 1944 The Woman in the Window
Stenographer (uncredited)
 1944 Strangers in the Night
 1944 Casanova Brown
Nurse Gillespie (uncredited)
 1944 Show Business
Nurse (uncredited)
 1944 Bermuda Mystery
2nd Nurse (uncredited)
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
'Janssen' Passenger (uncredited)
 1944 Lumberjack
Mrs. Williams
 1944 Cover Girl
Marion (uncredited)
 1944 Four Jills in a Jeep
Surgical Nurse (uncredited)
 1943 The Woman of the Town
Mrs. Logan
 1943 So Proudly We Hail!
Nurse (uncredited)
 1943 Slightly Dangerous
Salesgirl (uncredited)
 1943 Hangmen Also Die!
Dr. Svoboda's Nurse (uncredited)
 1943 Dixie Dugan
Girl (uncredited)
 1943 The Hard Way
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1943 Lady Bodyguard
Receptionist (uncredited)
 1942 Over My Dead Body
 1942 Pittsburgh
Secretary (uncredited)
 1942 Strictly in the Groove
Phone Girl (uncredited)
 1942 Silver Queen
Gerald's Secretary (uncredited)
 1942 My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Dean's Secretary (uncredited)
 1942 Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Nurse (uncredited)
 1942 Miss Annie Rooney
Dress Shop Employee (uncredited)
 1942 This Gun for Hire
Receptionist (uncredited)
 1942 Joe Smith, American
Miss Maynard - McKettrick's Secretary (uncredited)
 1942 The Lady Is Willing
Nurse (uncredited)
 1942 A Tragedy at Midnight
Hospital Desk Nurse (uncredited)
 1941 Dick Tracy vs. Crime, Inc.
Phone Operator (uncredited)
 1941 Always Tomorrow: The Portrait of an American Business
Little Girl's Mother (uncredited)
 1941 New York Town
Nurse (uncredited)
 1941 The Feminine Touch
Telephone Operator Giving the Time (uncredited)
 1941 Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
Nurse (uncredited)
 1941 We Go Fast
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1941 I'll Sell My Life
Annie Winterbottom
 1941 No Greater Sin
Jarvis' Secretary (uncredited)
 1941 World Premiere
Pauline - DeGrasse's Secretary (uncredited)
 1941 Life Begins for Andy Hardy
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1941 The Parson of Panamint
Mrs. Waldron (uncredited)
 1941 Caught in the Draft
Stretcher Nurse (uncredited)
 1941 Sky Raiders
Substitute Secretary [Chs. 6-7] (uncredited)
 1941 A Man Betrayed
Pringle's Secretary (uncredited)
 1940 Life with Henry
Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
 1940 Sandy Gets Her Man
Secretary (uncredited)
 1940 Hit Parade of 1941
Secretary (uncredited)
 1940 The Leather Pushers
Nurse (uncredited)
 1940 I Want a Divorce
Wife (uncredited)
 1940 The Golden Fleecing
Clerk in Stockings Department (uncredited)
 1940 Manhattan Heartbeat
Tired Girl (uncredited)
 1940 Private Affairs
Secretary (uncredited)
 1940 Sailor's Lady
Beauty Operator (uncredited)
 1940 Florian
Office Girl (uncredited)
 1940 Turnabout
Marlowe's Secretary (uncredited)
 1940 The Doctor Takes a Wife
University Registration Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1940 Star Dust
Studio Hairdresser (uncredited)
 1940 The House Across the Bay
Slant's Secretary (uncredited)
 1940 Young Tom Edison
Woman at Station (uncredited)
 1939 Charlie McCarthy, Detective
Miss Nelson (uncredited)
 1939 A Child Is Born
Nurse (uncredited)
 1939 Our Neighbors - The Carters
Guilfoyle's Secretary (uncredited)
 1939 Our Leading Citizen
 1939 I Stole a Million
Prisoner (uncredited)
 1939 The Forgotten Woman
Matron (uncredited)
 1939 Sergeant Madden
Nurse (uncredited)
 1939 Money to Loan (Short)
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1938 The Last Warning
Gambling House Patron (uncredited)
 1938 The Sisters
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1938 Professor Beware
Miss Perkins (uncredited)
 1938 Safety in Numbers
 1938 Cocoanut Grove
Receptionist (uncredited)
 1938 King of the Newsboys
Mabel (uncredited)
 1938 Little Miss Roughneck
Mae (uncredited)
 1937 Hollywood Hotel
Casting Assistant (uncredited)
 1937 Missing Witnesses
Whitey's Secretary (uncredited)
 1937 She Married an Artist
Secretary (uncredited)
 1937 Stand-In
Phone Operator (uncredited)
 1937 Stella Dallas
Morley's Secretary (uncredited)
 1937 Exclusive
Beak's Wife (uncredited)
 1937 Easy Living
Assistant Secretary (uncredited)
 1937 Dance Charlie Dance
First Telegraph Girl (uncredited)
 1937 The Singing Marine
KFWB Switchboard Girl (uncredited)
 1937 Venus Makes Trouble
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1937 As Good as Married
Nurse (uncredited)
 1937 Internes Can't Take Money
Nurse (uncredited)
 1937 Swing High, Swing Low
Cloakroom Attendant (uncredited)
 1937 Woman in Distress
Telephone Girl (uncredited)
 1936 More Than a Secretary
Clerk (uncredited)
 1936 Winterset
Dean Liggett's Secretary (uncredited)
 1936 The Big Show
Studio Script Girl (uncredited)
 1936 Rose Bowl
Assistant Publicist (uncredited)
 1936 Wedding Present
Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
 1936 Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
Permanent Wave Operator (uncredited)
 1936 Hollywood Boulevard
Moran's Secretary (uncredited)
 1936 Rhythm on the Range
Guest at Ranch Party (uncredited)
 1936 Palm Springs
Maid (uncredited)
 1936 Bullets or Ballots
Beauty Attendant (uncredited)
 1936 Neighborhood House
Bank Clerk (uncredited)
 1936 Devil's Squadron
Stewardess (uncredited)
 1936 On the Wrong Trek (Short)
Office Worker (uncredited)
 1936 Till We Meet Again
Waitress (uncredited)
 1936 Big Brown Eyes
Manicurist (uncredited)
 1936 Give Us This Night
Woman (uncredited)
 1936 The Preview Murder Mystery
Script Girl (uncredited)
 1936 The Bridge of Sighs
Lois Summers - Inmate (uncredited)
 1936 Dangerous Intrigue
Student Nurse (uncredited)
 1935 Just My Luck
Reporter (uncredited)
 1935 Lawless Riders
Girl at Dance (uncredited)
 1935 In Old Kentucky
Dance Extra (uncredited)
 1935 Case of the Missing Man
Waitress (uncredited)
 1935 It's a Great Life
Nurse (uncredited)
 1935 Redheads on Parade
Script Clerk (uncredited)
 1935 Here's to Romance
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1935 Bonnie Scotland
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1935 Alias Mary Dow
Nurse (uncredited)
 1935 Go Into Your Dance
Phone Operator (uncredited)
 1935 'G' Men
Moll (uncredited)
 1935 Pals of the Range
Peggy Dawson (as Frances Wright)
 1935 I've Been Around
 1934 The Silver Streak
Nurse (uncredited)
 1934 The Rawhide Terror
Betty Blake
 1934 Against the Law
Nurse (uncredited)
 1934 It's the Cats (Short)
Club Member
 1934 Two Heads on a Pillow
Receptionist (uncredited)
 1934 She Loves Me Not
Lawton's Secretary (uncredited)
 1934 The Cat's-Paw
Radio Listener (uncredited)
 1934 Shoot the Works
Nurse (uncredited)
 1934 Hollywood Mystery
Daisy - Dan's Secretary (uncredited)
 1934 The Boss Cowboy
Mary Ross (as Francis Morris)
 1934 Manhattan Love Song
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1934 Sing and Like It
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1934 Stand Up and Cheer!
Stenographer (uncredited)
 1934 Nevada Cyclone (Short)
Joyce Hammond
 1934 Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen
Lost Child's Mother (uncredited)
 1933 Pilgrimage
Nurse (uncredited)
 1933 Trailing North
Girl at 1st Outpost
 1932 Afraid to Talk
Miss Sheridan - Nurse (uncredited)
 1932 Guns for Hire
Polly Clark
 1931 Ladies of the Big House
Juror (uncredited)
 1931 The Ridin' Fool
Sally Warren
 1929 Thunder
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(July 26 to 30, 1966) She played Couple in Peter Weiss' play, "Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat As Performed By the Inmates of The Asylum of Charen," in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production at the Adams Memorial Theatre Main Stage in Williamstown, Massachusetts with David Ackroyd (Duperret); Ursula ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Francis Morris | Frances Wright


5' 4" (1.63 m)


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