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Chester Morris Edit Profile

actor

Chester Morris, American actor.

Background

Morris, Chester was born on February 16, 1901 in New York City. Son of William and Etta (Hawkins) Morris.

Education

Graduated from the high school.

Career

1 son, Kenton. Began career with Lionel Barrymore in The Copperhead, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1918. Other plays include Turn to the Right, Thunder, Crime, (with Geoge M. Cohan) Yellow, Home Towners, Whispering Friends. Motion pictures include Alibi, 1928, The Big House, 1933, Divorcee, 1934, Unchained, 1953, also Boston Blackie series.

Appeared Broadway play, Blue Denim, 1957-1959, Advise and Consent, 1963. Film The Great White Hope, 1970. Appeared on television shows, 1964.

Broadway and on tour Subject Was Roses, 1966-1967. Home: New York City New York.

Connections

Married Suzanne Kilborn, November 8, 1926.; married second, Lili Kenton, November 30, 1940. Children: Brooks, Cynthia.

father:
William Morris

mother:
Etta (Hawkins) Morris

spouses:
Suzanne Kilborn

Lili Kenton

children:
Brooks Morris

Cynthia Morris