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Morris L. West (1916–1999)

Morris L. West was born on April 26, 1916 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Morris Langlo West. He was a writer, known for The Naked Country (1985), The Crooked Road (1965) and The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968). He was married to Joyce Lawford and Elizabeth Harvey. He died on October 9, 1999 in Sydney, Australia. See full bio »


(age 83) in Sydney, Australia

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Whiplash Writer


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 1989 Cassidy (TV Movie)
 1985 The Naked Country (novel)
 1981 The Salamander (novel)
 1977 The Devil's Advocate (novel) / (screenplay - as Morris West)
 1974 Noche de teatro (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1968/I The Shoes of the Fisherman (novel)
 1965 The Crooked Road (novel "The Big Story")
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Children of the Sun (1961) ... (writer)
 1961 Whiplash (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Hunters (1961) ... (written by)
 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Vendetta (1958) ... (writer)
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 1994 Sunday (TV Series)
Himself - Author
- Episode dated 7 August 1994 (1994) ... Himself - Author (as Morris West)
 1968/II The Shoes of the Fisherman (Documentary short)
Himself (uncredited)
 1965 The Jack Paar Program (TV Series)
- Episode #3.27 (1965) ... Himself
 1961 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (TV Series)
- Episode #5.48 (1961) ... Himself
- Episode #5.34 (1961) ... Himself
- Episode #5.24 (1961) ... Himself

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Other Works:

Novel (as Michal East): "McCreary Moves In" See more »

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Morris West

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Best-selling Australian novelist, usually on religious themes. Formerly a teacher, publicist, Vatican correspondent for the Daily Mail and at one time a Roman catholic novice monk. He was 1937 graduate from the University of Melbourne. See more »

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