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Born in Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameBrewster Bowen Morgan

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Brewster Bowen Morgan was born on 9 April, 1905 in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Isaac B. and Anna Brewster Morgan. His father, who was a high school teacher, was born in Wales around 1864 and had immigrated with his family to the United States in 1874 .

Morgan earned a Batchelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Kansas and after graduation won a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford University where he earned his PhD.

In 1931 as director for N. W. Ayer and sons, Morgan produced and directed the "Eno Crime Club" one of the first detective series to air on radio. He later became vice president for programming for CBS radio where he was responsible for such shows as "The Columbia Workshop", "Professor Quiz", "Hotel Hollywood", "Report to the Nation", "Proudly We Hail" and "Human Adventure".

During World War Two Morgan served as chief of broadcasting and communications for the Psychological Warfare Branch of the Twelfth Army Group. After the war he was put in charge of de-nazification of German radio.

In 1946 Morgan became chief of programming for radio and television for the Compton Advertising Agency. There he created the radio show "Welcome Travelers" and the television show Fireside Theatre (1949). In 1956, with Eugene Solow Morgan created Author's Playhouse and co-produced for the television show Omnibus (1952) John Steinbeck's "Pastures in Heaven".

Brewster Bowen Morgan died after a long illness on 26 December, 1960, at the Motion Pictures Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: John F. Barlow

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