Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Morgan Farley Biography (1898-1988)
Full name, Francis Morgan Farley; born October 3, 1898, in Mamaroneck, NY; died October 11, 1988, in San Pedro, CA; son of John Treacy (a builder) and Marie T. (Morgan) Farley.
- Birth Details
- October 3, 1898
- Mamaroneck, New York, United States
- Death Details
- October 11, 1988
- San Pedro, California, United States
- STAGE DEBUT--Gammer Gurton's Needle, Stuart Walker's Stock Company, Cleveland, OH, 1916.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Joe Bullit, Seventeen, Booth Theatre, 1918.
- LONDON DEBUT--Jimmy Dugan, The Trial of Mary Dugan, Golder's Green Hippodrome, 1927.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Joe Bullit, Seventeen, Portmanteau Players, Minneapolis, MN, then Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN, both 1917.
- young man, The Laughter of the Gods, Punch and Judy Theatre, New York City, then Murat Theatre, both 1919.
- Pink Youth, A Young Man's Fancy, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1919.
- Tim Simpkins, The Charm School, Bijou Theatre, New York City, 1920.
- Charles Deburau, Deburau, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1920.
- Michel Alexis, The Grand Duke, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1921.
- Bobby, Mary the Third, and Tony, Home Fires, both 39th Street Theatre, New York City, 1923.
- Anthony Wescott, The Wild Wescotts, Frazee Theatre, New York City, 1923.
- George, Fata Morgana, Garrick Theatre, New York City, 1924.
- Paolo, Paolo and Francesca, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1924.
- Arthur Griswold, Tangletoes, 39th Street Theatre, 1925.
- Eugene Marchbanks, Candida, Comedy Theatre, New York City, 1925.
- Lawrence Sanbury, The Unchastened Woman, Princess Theatre, New York City,1926.
- Benjamin, Easter One Day Before, Princess Theatre, 1926.
- Clyde Griffiths, An American Tragedy, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1926.
- Jimmy Dugan, The Trial of Mary Dugan, Queen's Theatre, London, 1927.
- Karl Rolf, The Comic Artist, Strand Theatre, London, 1928.
- Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, and Berend, The Good Hope, both Civic RepertoryTheatre, New York City, 1930.
- Armand Duval, Camille, Civic Repertory Theatre, 1931.
- Lansing French, The Passing Present, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1931.
- Strom Peters, Waltz in Fire, Masque Theatre, New York City, 1934.
- Raskolnikoff, Crime and Punishment, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1935.
- Osric, Hamlet, Empire Theatre, New York City, 1936.
- Alexander Mill, Candida, Empire Theatre, 1937.
- Randall Utterword, Heartbreak House, and Herault de Sechelles, Danton's Death, both Mercury Theatre, New York City, 1938.
- Scrubby, Outward Bound, Playhouse Theatre, 1938.
- the Chaplain, The Distant City, Longacre Theatre, 1941.
- Caradoc Lowell, Portrait of a Lady, Majestic Theatre, Boston, MA, 1941.
- Also appeared in King Argimenes, The Gods of the Mountain, and The Very Naked Boy, all Punch and Judy Theatre, then Murat Theatre, 1919; in The Marquise, El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 1932; and as Colin Derwent, Ten MinuteAlibi, summer theatre production, New London, CT, 1934.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK
- Stage manager, A Night in Avignon, Stinky, The Laughter of the Gods, TheGolden Doom, King Argimenes, The Gods of the Mountain, The Very Naked Boy, The Tents of the Arabs, and The Book of Job, all Punch and Judy Theatre, New York City, the Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN, 1919.
- Also assistant stage manager, Stuart Walker's Stock Company, 1916.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Arthur Bixby, Nobody's Fool, U.S. cities, 1922.
- George, Fata Morgana, U.S. cities, 1932.
- Cassius, Julius Caesar, and Randall Utterword, Heartbreak House, both Mercury Theatre Company, U.S. cities, 1937-38.
- Baron Max von Alvenstor, Margin for Error, U.S. cities, 1940.
- Also appeared in Grounds for Divorce and The Marquise, California cities,1933; The Wind and the Rain, U.S. cities, 1934; and with Stuart Walker's Stock Company, U.S. cities, 1916.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Rex Greene, The Greene Murder Case, Paramount, 1929.
- Dick Carroll, Half-Marriage, RKO, 1929.
- Bud Woodbridge, The Love Doctor, Paramount, 1929.
- Jerry Patterson, The Mighty, Paramount, 1929.
- Monkey McConnell, The Devil's Holiday, Paramount, 1930.
- Lieutenant Lee, A Man from Wyoming, Paramount, 1930.
- Joe Fisher, Men Are Like That, Paramount, 1930.
- Tom Wendell, Only the Brave, Paramount, 1930.
- Malatroff's victim, Slightly Scarlet, Paramount, 1930.
- Eric, Beloved, Universal, 1934.
- clerk, Gentleman's Agreement, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1947.
- Topper, Behind Locked Doors, Eagle/Lion, 1948.
- Howard Anderson, Hollow Triumph (also known as The Scar), Eagle/Lion, 1948.
- doctor, Macbeth, Republic, 1948.
- Mitchell, Open Secret, Eagle/Lion, 1948.
- proprietor, Walls of Jericho, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1948.
- ticket taker, You Were Meant for Me, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1948.
- Gregory Milford, Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff, Universal, 1949.
- Dr. Bowen, Special Agent, Paramount, 1949.
- bookseller, That Forsyte Woman (also known as The Forsythe Saga), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1949.
- Edwin Livesley, Top o' the Morning, Paramount, 1949.
- The Judge, Barricade, Warner Brothers, 1950.
- Caleb Nicholas, Double Crossbones, Universal, 1950.
- Dr. Pitt, Goodbye, My Fancy, Warner Brothers, 1951.
- Lawyer Haddon, The Lady from Texas, Universal, 1951.
- Rushton, The Man Who Cheated Himself, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1951.
- Caleb, Sealed Cargo, RKO, 1951.
- Rinville, The Strange Door, Universal, 1951.
- Minister, High Noon, United Artists, 1952.
- Dr. McCarran, My Wife's Best Friend, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1952.
- Father Simon, The Wild North (also known as The Big North), MGM, 1952.
- Juror, Angel Face, RKO, 1953.
- Artemidorus, Julius Caesar, MGM, 1953.
- Kyle Manning, Remains to Be Seen, MGM, 1953.
- Vinny, Jivaro (also known as Lost Treasure of the Amazon), Paramount, 1954.
- advertising executive, The Barefoot Executive, Buena Vista, 1971.
- Book 1, Soylent Green, MGM, 1973.
- Marcus, The Last Tycoon, Paramount, 1976.
- movie fanatic, Nickelodeon, Columbia, 1976.
- Middleton, Heaven Can Wait, Paramount, 1978.
- old Lonely Hearts Club member, Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,Universal, 1978.
- old timer, Dreamer, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979.
- Also appeared in The Winners Circle, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1948; Flamingo Road, Warner Brothers, 1949; Hello, Dolly!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969; Scorpio, United Artists, 1973; At Long Last Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975;and Sextette, Crown International, 1978.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; PILOTS
- Ben Herren, Enigma, CBS, 1977.
- Boss, Clapper's, NBC, 1978.
- Mr. Granger, Beane's of Boston, CBS, 1979.
- Hacom, "The Return of the Archons," Star Trek, NBC, 1966.
Credits; Also The Wild Wild West, CBS; The Big Valley, ABC; Mannix, CBS; The F.B.I., ABC; Barnaby Jones, CBS; The Tony Randall Show, CBS; Mission
- Impossible, CBS.
- Bill Plog, Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years, ABC, 1977.
- Mr. Macy, A Killing Affair (also known as Behind the Badge), CBS, 1977.
- Mr. McGarrity, Orphan Train, CBS, 1979.
- Mason, Valentine, ABC, 1979.
- Frazer, Charlie and the Great Balloon Race, NBC, 1981.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
- Variety, October 19, 1988.
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