Wayne Morris

Acteur né le 17 février 1914 (décédé à 45 ans)


Wayne Morris, born Bert DeWayne Morris in Los Angeles, was an American film and television actor, as well as a decorated World War II fighter ace. He appeared in many notable films, including Paths of Glory, The Bushwackers and the title role of Kid Galahad in 1937.
While filming Flight Angels, Morris became interested in flying and became a pilot. With war in the wind, he joined the Naval Reserve and became a Navy flier in 1942, leaving his film career behind for the duration of the war. Flying the F6F Hellcat off the aircraft carrier USS Essex, Morris shot down seven Japanese planes and contributed to the sinking of five ships. He was awarded four Distinguished Flying Crosses and two Air Medals.
Morris was considered by the Navy as physically 'too big' to fly fighters. After being turned down several times as a fighter pilot, he went to his uncle-in-law, Cdr. David McCampbell, imploring him for the chance to fly fighters. Cdr. McCampbell said "Give me a letter." He flew with the VF-15, the famed "McCampbell Heroes." He married Patricia O'Rourke, an Olympic swimmer, and sister to B-movie actress Peggy Stewart.
Following the war, Morris returned to films, but his nearly four-year absence had cost him his burgeoning stardom. He continued to act in movies, but the pictures, for the most part, sank in quality. Losing his boyish looks but not demeanor, Morris spent most of the fifties in low-budget westerns. He made an unusual career move in 1957, making his Broadway debut as a washed-up boxing champ in William Saroyan's The Cave Dwellers. He also appeared as a weakling in Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory.


Les Sentiers de la gloire

de Stanley Kubrick

Film Les Sentiers de la gloire

Buffalo Gun

de Albert C. Gannaway

Film Buffalo Gun

Plunder Road

de Hubert Cornfield

Film Plunder Road

The Crooked Sky

de Henry Cass

Film The Crooked Sky

The Gelignite Gang

de Francis Searle

Film The Gelignite Gang

The Master Plan

de Cy Endfield

Film The Master Plan

The Lonesome Trail

de Richard Bartlett

Film The Lonesome Trail

Lord of the Jungle

de Ford Beebe

Film Lord of the Jungle

Two Guns and a Badge

de Lewis D. Collins

Film Two Guns and a Badge

The Desperado

de Thomas Carr

Film The Desperado

Le cavalier traqué

de André De Toth

Film Le cavalier traqué

Texas Bad Man

de Lewis D. Collins

Film Texas Bad Man

The Fighting Lawman

de Thomas Carr

Film The Fighting Lawman

The Marksman

de Lewis D. Collins

Film The Marksman

Arctic Flight

de Lew Landers

Film Arctic Flight

The Bushwhackers

de Rod Amateau

Film The Bushwhackers

The Big Gusher

de Lew Landers

Film The Big Gusher

Sierra Passage

de Frank McDonald

Film Sierra Passage

Les écumeurs des Monts Apaches

de Ralph Murphy

Film Les écumeurs des Monts Apaches

The Tougher They Come

de Ray Nazarro

Film The Tougher They Come

Johnny One-Eye

de Robert Florey

Film Johnny One-Eye

The House Across the Street

de Richard L. Bare

Film The House Across the Street

Horizons en flammes

de Delmer Daves

Film Horizons en flammes

The Younger Brothers

de Edwin L. Marin

Film The Younger Brothers

A Kiss in the Dark

de Delmer Daves

Film A Kiss in the Dark

John Loves Mary

de David Butler

Film John Loves Mary

The Time of Your Life

de H. C. Potter

Film The Time of Your Life

The Big Punch

de Sherry Shourds

Film The Big Punch

The Voice of the Turtle

de Irving Rapper

Film The Voice of the Turtle

Deep Valley

de Jean Negulesco

Film Deep Valley

The Smiling Ghost

de Lewis Seiler

Film The Smiling Ghost

Three Sons o' Guns

de Benjamin Stoloff

Film Three Sons o' Guns

Bad Men of Missouri

de Ray Enright

Film Bad Men of Missouri

The Quarterback

de H. Bruce Humberstone

Film The Quarterback

Flight Angels

de Lewis Seiler

Film Flight Angels

An Angel from Texas

de Ray Enright

Film An Angel from Texas

Brother Rat and a Baby

de Ray Enright

Film Brother Rat and a Baby

Le Retour du docteur X

de Vincent Sherman

Film Le Retour du docteur X

The Kid From Kokomo

de Lewis Seiler

Film The Kid From Kokomo

Brother Rat

de William Keighley

Film Brother Rat

Valley of the Giants

de William Keighley

Film Valley of the Giants

The Kid Comes Back

de B. Reeves Eason

Film The Kid Comes Back

Smart Blonde

de Frank McDonald

Film Smart Blonde

Le Dernier Combat

de Michael Curtiz

Film Le Dernier Combat