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Also Known As: Richard Stanley, Stanley Morner, Stanley Morner, Richard Stanley Died: September 7, 1994
Born: December 30, 1908 Cause of Death: heart problems
Birth Place: Prentice, Wisconsin, USA Profession: actor, singer, radio announcer

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Dennis Morgan was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Morgan began his acting career with roles in such films as the Jean Harlow drama "Suzy" (1936), the Steffi Duna drama "I Conquer the Sea" (1936) and "Mama Steps Out" (1937). He also appeared in "Navy, Blue and Gold" (1937), "The Return of Dr. X" (1939) and "Tear Gas Squad" (1940). He continued to act in productions like "Wings For the Eagle" (1942), the musical comedy "Thank Your Lucky Stars" (1943) with Eddie Cantor and "The Desert Song" (1943). He also appeared in "The Hard Way" (1943). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in "Two Guys From Texas" (1948), "It's a Great Feeling" (1949) and "Perfect Strangers" (1950). He also appeared in "This Woman Is Dangerous" (1952). Morgan was most recently credited in the Kevin Costner dramatic adaptation "Message in A Bottle" (1999). Morgan passed away in September 1994 at the age of 86.

Dennis Morgan was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Morgan began his acting career with roles in such films as the Jean Harlow drama "Suzy" (1936), the Steffi Duna drama "I Conquer the Sea" (1936) and "Mama Steps Out" (1937). He also appeared in "Navy, Blue and Gold" (1937), "The Return of Dr. X" (1939) and "Tear Gas Squad" (1940). He continued to act in productions like "Wings For the Eagle" (1942), the musical comedy "Thank Your Lucky Stars" (1943) with Eddie Cantor and "The Desert Song" (1943). He also appeared in "The Hard Way" (1943). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in "Two Guys From Texas" (1948), "It's a Great Feeling" (1949) and "Perfect Strangers" (1950). He also appeared in "This Woman Is Dangerous" (1952). Morgan was most recently credited in the Kevin Costner dramatic adaptation "Message in A Bottle" (1999). Morgan passed away in September 1994 at the age of 86.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Uranium Boom (1956) Brad Collins
2.
 The Gun That Won the West (1955) Jim Bridger
3.
 Pearl of the South Pacific (1955) Dan Merrill
4.
 Cattle Town (1952) Mike McGann
5.
 This Woman Is Dangerous (1952) Dr. Ben Halleck
6.
 Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951) Vince Nichols
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 Raton Pass (1951) Marc Challon
8.
 Perfect Strangers (1950) David Campbell
9.
 Pretty Baby (1950) Sam Morley
10.
 It's a Great Feeling (1949) Himself
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Source: Kay Peracca - IMDB.com

Dennis Morgan was born Stanley Morner in the small town of Prentice, Wisconsin. His first jobs in Hollywood were mostly bit parts, but he scored big after playing opposite Ginger Rogers in "Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman (1940)." He starred in films like "My Wild Irish Rose" (1947), "God Is My Co-Pilot" (1945) and "The Very Thought of You" (1944). He teamed up with buddy Jack Carson to do "Two Guys from Milwaukee" (1946), "Two Guys from Texas" (1948) and "It's a Great Feeling" (1949). Morgan retired in the late 1950s, but did cameos now and then. He and his wife were married for 61 years, and he passed away in 1994. He also had three children, Stanley Jr., Kristin and James. He truly is one of the legendary actors of the 1940s and his movies will never be forgotten. I hope he will always be remembered as a great star.

albatros1 ( 2008-02-22 )

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Morgan's film persona was an easy-going, good-natured ladies man in the best sense. He played good guys, never villains. A solid "Irish" tenor voice graced parts of his films (though he was actually of Swedish descent).

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