Vic Morrow

Vic Morrow

Male 1929 - 1982  (53 years)    Has no ancestors but 2 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Vic Morrow 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 14 Feb 1929  The Bronx, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Jul 1982  Indian Dunes, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I373180  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2002 

    Family 1 Barbara Turner 
    Married 1957 
    Divorced 1964 
     1. Living
     2. Carrie Ann Morrow
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F147986  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 NN 
    Married 1975 
    Divorced 1976 
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F147995  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Vic Morrow/Rick Jason
    Vic Morrow/Rick Jason

  • Notes 
    • would drop out of high school at 17 to join the U.S. Navy. When he left the Navy, he used the G.I. Bill to study pre-law at Florida State. While Morrow was working on his degree in Law, he also took part in the school play and found that he preferred stage acting to courtroom acting. When he went to New York, Morrow enrolled in the Actors' Workshop to improve his acting skills. After graduating, he was cast in the summer stock production of "A Streetcar Named Desire". His screen debut came when he was signed by MGM as a tough talking, surly, street punk in Blackboard Jungle (1955). The good news was that he was now in the movies, but the bad news was that he would be typecast as the heavy. Disappointed with this casting, Morrow would eventual leave MGM after a few years and head back to school to study directing at USC. He would make some appearances on Television and in 1962 would find a role that would bring him fame and make him the "hero". That Television Series was "Combat!" (1962) and he would play Sergeant Chip Saunders, veteran leader of his squad. Due to his demands, the show quickly went from a alternating series between Lt. Hanley and Sgt. Saunders to one showcasing Saunders. With the success of the series, Morrow would try his hand at directing some of the episodes. In 1965, Barbara and Vic would be divorced and two years later the Television Series would end. These two events would put him into a personal and professional slide. By 1969 he would return to the screen in Television movies, which would occupy most of the next decade. His roles would lead back to supporting actor status and also back to the 'heavy'. While he worked in the theater and looked forward to the big screen, most of his roles would be in 'B' movies such as Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974) and Treasure of Matecumbe (1976). While he gained notice as a coach in a film called Bad News Bears, The (1976), he would not be involved in any of the sequels. So Television sustained him in some average movies and some not even that good. With the failure of his second marriage, the death of his mother, and the dearth of good parts, Morrow hit the bottle. In 1982, Morrow had refocused his drive and was to make a comeback in the movie Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), but a tragic accident on the set ended his life.

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