VIC MORROW Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Vic Morrow                                                                   
Born: 14 February 1929 New York City, USA                                           
Died: 23 July 1982 Indian Dunes, Ventura County, California, USA                   
Victor Morrow (born February 14, 1929 in the Bronx, New York, USA - died July 23,   
1982) was an American actor.                                                       
Morrow dropped out of high school and joined the U.S. Navy at age 17. Morrow's     
first movie role was in Blackboard Jungle (1955). After this movie, he went into   
television and was cast in the TV series Combat! (1962-1967), in which he also     
worked as a television director. After Combat! ended, he worked in made-for-TV     
movies and several films. Morrow appeared in two episodes of Australian-produced   
anthology series The Evil Touch (1973), one of which he also directed. He           
memorably played the homicidal sheriff alongside Martin Sheen in the 1974 TV       
film The California Kid, and had a key role in the 1976 comedy The Bad News         
Vic Morrow, along with two Vietnamese children My-Ca Dinh Le and Renee Shin-Yi     
Chen, died on the set of Twilight Zone: The Movie. At the time of his death,       
Morrow was playing the role of Bill Connor, a bigot who was taken back in time     
and placed in various situations where he would be a persecuted victim: a Jewish   
Holocaust victim, a black man about to be lynched by the Ku Klux Klan, and a       
Vietnamese man about to be killed by United States soldiers. Morrow was 53, Le     
was 7, Chen was 6.