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Byron Albert Morgan, American filmmaker. 1st president Young Democrats 15th District, Hollywood, 1948. Member Alliance Los Angeles Playwrights, Screen Actors Guild, Playwrights Guild, St. John of Jerusalem (treasurer 1984), Los Angeles Tennis Club.

Background

Morgan, Byron Albert was born on February 3, 1921 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Albert Byron and Gladys Ruth (McIntosh) Morgan.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Loyola Marymount University, 1959. Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1959.

Career

Enlisted, United States Navy, 1942; advanced through grades to Lieutenant, United States Navy photographer, United States Navy, 1950-1954; retired, United States Navy, 1954; writer, director, Syracuse (New York) U. Overseas project, Iran, 1954-1955; chief scriptwriting division, Naval Photographic Center, 1955-1957; press officer, film writer, director, producer, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1957-1958; chief audiovisual motion picture writer, director, producer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1958-1965; president, Byron Morgan Associations, Inc., Santa Monica, California, since 1965. Founder Cinema 8 Corporation, 1969-1970. Filmwriter, director numerous films United States.Army Medical Institute Research, 1970-1972.

Television director programs for various government agys. United States Army Audio Visual Agency, 1972-1974. Writer, director, producer National Aeronautics and Space Administration,1974-.

Writer, technical advisor Space, Paramount Pictures, 1984-1985.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Filmmaker Beating the Heat, 1958, Ariel, 1962 (Chris award), Steps to Saturn, 1963 (Chris award), America in Space: The First Five Years, 1964 (Certified of Merit award XII International Festival of Mountain Climbing and Exploration Films, Trent, Italy), Project Apollo: Manned Flight to the Moon, 1964 (Chris award, 2d place National Visual Presentation Association), X-15, 1965 (1st prize with Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Une Aile d'Or Festival Mondial du Film Aeronautique et Spatial, Vichy, France), The World Was There, 1965 (1st prize Federation Aeronautique, King Constantine and Queen Frederika of Greece Special Presentation), Research Project X-15, 1965 (1st prize Aeronautics Federation Aeronautique), Rise of the Soviet Navy, 1967 (Golden Eagle award Council on International Nontheatrical Events Council on International Nontheatrical Events), Aeronautics: Space in the 70s, 1971 (Golden Eagle award Council on International Nontheatrical Events Council on International Nontheatrical Events, Gold Camera award 1st place United States Industrial Film Festival, Trazzo d'Oro and Diploma al Merito Cinematografico XVII Rassegna International Elettronica Nucleare E Teleradiocinematografica), Flight of Apollo XI, 1971 (Golden Eagle award Council on International Nontheatrical Events Council on International Nontheatrical Events), Living Space, 1972 (Golden Eagle award Council on International Nontheatrical Events Council on International Nontheatrical Events, 1st prize Military Festival Rome), Apollo-Soyuz, 1975 (Chris Bronze Plaque award 23rd Columbus (Ohio) Film Festival, certificates), If One Today: Two Tomorrow, 1976 (Golden Eagle award Council on International Nontheatrical Events Council on International Nontheatrical Events), Images of Life, 1977 (gold award International Film and television Festival, Bronze medal Virgin Islands International Film Festival, Chris Plaque Columbus (Ohio) Film Festival), among others.

Membership

1st president Young Democrats 15th District, Hollywood, 1948. Member Alliance Los Angeles Playwrights, Screen Actors Guild, Playwrights Guild, St. John of Jerusalem (treasurer 1984), Los Angeles Tennis Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, playwriting.

Connections

Married Patricia Ann McLaughlin, February 24, 1954 (divorced 1981). Children: Melissa, Marya, Patricia, Heather, Laura, Byron Junior, John, Peter, Jonathan, Mark. Married Dell Verlon, September 30, 1991.

father:
Albert Byron Morgan

mother:
Gladys Ruth (McIntosh) Morgan

spouses:
Dell Verlon

Patricia Ann McLaughlin

children:
Marya Morgan

Byron Junior Morgan

Heather Morgan

Patricia Morgan

Laura Morgan

Mark Morgan

Peter Morgan

John Morgan

Melissa Morgan

Jonathan Morgan