Morgan Wallace

Morgan Wallace (born Maier Weill,[1] July 26, 1881 – December 12, 1953), was an American actor. He appeared in more than 120 films between 1914 and 1946, including W.C. Fields' It's a Gift (1934)[2] where he persistently asks Fields for some "Kumquats". He supported Fields again in My Little Chickadee (1940).[2]:140

Morgan Wallace
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Wallace in Dick Tracy (1945)
Born
Maier Weill

(1881-07-26)July 26, 1881
DiedDecember 12, 1953(1953-12-12) (aged 72)
Years active1914–1946
Spouse(s)Louise Chapman
(m. 19??; his death 1953)

Born in Lompoc, California, Wallace was the son of Isidore and Hannah Weill. He attended the University of California.[1]

In 1918, Wallace acted with and managed the Morgan Wallace Players in the Grand Theater in Sioux City, Iowa,[3] and in 1927, the troupe performed in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.[4] In 1922, he acted in a production of Lawful Larceny at the Savoy Theatre in London, England.[5]

Wallace's Broadway credits included Loco (1946), Congratulations (1929), Women Go On Forever (1927), Ballyhoo (1927), Gentle Grafters (1926), The Stork (1925), The Law Breaker (1922), Nature's Nobleman (1921), The Tavern (1920), The Acquittal (1920), The Widow's Might (1909), and Romeo and Juliet (1904).[6]

In the 1930s Wallace helped found the Screen Actors Guild.[7] He was SAG member #3.[citation needed]

He died in Tarzana, California.

Selected filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Contreras, Shirley (March 23, 2008). "Jewish immigrants helped make town what it is". Santa Maria Times. Archived from the original on July 19, 2020. Retrieved July 19, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Deschner, Donald (1966). The Films of W.C. Fields. New York: Cadillac Publishing by arrangement with The Citadel Press. p. 103. Introduction by Arthur Knight
  3. ^ "Twenty Weeks in Sioux City". The Dramatic Mirror: 30. February 2, 1918. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  4. ^ Brooks, Betty (December 21, 1927). "Betty Chats With Author an dProducer of New Play Now at Majestic". Harrisburg Telegraph. Pennsylvania, Harrisburg. p. 18. Retrieved January 24, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Wallace still a big hit". Sioux City Journal. Iowa, Sioux City. December 3, 1922. p. 13. Retrieved January 22, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Morgan Wallace". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 11 February 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  7. ^ "1930s | SAG-AFTRA". www.sagaftra.org. Retrieved 2020-07-18.

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