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Also Known As: Died: July 23, 1982
Born: February 14, 1931 Cause of Death: helicopter accident
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: actor, director

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Brooding, intense character actor Vic Morrow played men of few words and definitive actions, most notably on the WWII action-drama series "Combat!" (ABC, 1962-67) and scores of television episodes and features from the late-1950s until his tragic death in 1982. His debut as a switchblade-wielding tough in 1955's "The Blackboard Jungle" marked him as a screen heavy, but he bristled at the typecasting. "Combat" turned him into a strong and silent action hero, but he was unable to capitalize on its fame and floundered for most of the 1970s on television, save for memorable turns in "The Bad News Bears" (1976) and "Roots" (ABC, 1977). "Twilight Zone: The Movie" (1983) should have been his comeback, but he was killed during a freak on-set accident that ultimately made him an industry martyr, ending a long and hard-fought career that won many fans but too few successes.

Brooding, intense character actor Vic Morrow played men of few words and definitive actions, most notably on the WWII action-drama series "Combat!" (ABC, 1962-67) and scores of television episodes and features from the late-1950s until his tragic death in 1982. His debut as a switchblade-wielding tough in 1955's "The Blackboard Jungle" marked him as a screen heavy, but he bristled at the typecasting. "Combat" turned him into a strong and silent action hero, but he was unable to capitalize on its fame and floundered for most of the 1970s on television, save for memorable turns in "The Bad News Bears" (1976) and "Roots" (ABC, 1977). "Twilight Zone: The Movie" (1983) should have been his comeback, but he was killed during a freak on-set accident that ultimately made him an industry martyr, ending a long and hard-fought career that won many fans but too few successes.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Deathwatch (1966) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 1990: The Bronx Warriors (1983) Hammer
2.
 Twilight Zone--The Movie (1983) Bill ("Back There")
3.
 Ultimo Squalo, L' (1981) Ron Hammer
4.
 Humanoids From The Deep (1980) Hank Slattery
5.
 Evictors, The (1979) Jake Rudd; Todd Monroe
6.
 Stone (1979) Morgan Teckington
7.
 Wild and Wooly (1978) Warden Willis
8.
9.
 Curse of the Black Widow (1977) Lieutenant Gully Conti
10.
 Hostage Heart, The (1977) Steve Rockewicz
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1955:
Film debut, "The Blackboard Jungle"
1960:
TV debut, "The Barbara Stanwyck Theater" (NBC)
1961:
First starring role, Dutch Schultz in "Portrait of a Mobster"
1962:
Series debut, "Combat" (also directed some episodes)
1966:
Directoral and screenwriting debut, "Deathwatch"
1971:
TV-movie debut, "A Step Out of Line" (CBS)
1983:
Final screen appearance, "Twilight Zone - The Movie"; Morrow was killed in helicopter accident during filming
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Education

Florida Southern College: Lakeland , Florida -
Actors Workshop: New York , New York -

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wife:
Barbara Turner. Screenwriter, actor. Married 1957, divorced 1965.

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daughter:
Carrie Morrow. Drug counselor. Born 1958.
daughter:
Jennifer Leigh Morrow. Actor. Born February 5, 1962.

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