Tony Award winner and ‘Mad Men’ actor Robert Morse dies at 90

Tony Award winner and ‘Mad Men’ actor Robert Morse dies at 90

Actor Robert Morse, who won a Tony Award as a hilarious, brash corporate climber in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” and a second a generation later as the brilliant and troubled Truman Capote in “Tru”, has died. He was 90 years old.

Morse died at his home on Wednesday after a brief illness, said David Shaul of the BRS/Gage Talent Agency.

Morse made a name for himself on Broadway in the 1950s and landed a few roles in Hollywood comedies in the 1960s. “I consider myself an actor — shyly,” he told the Los Angeles Times in 1964. “I love acting. It’s a great use of body and mind… In all humility, you hope you’re doing something worthwhile.”

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Biography: With that impish, gap-toothed grin, nervous bundle of energy, Robert Morse could never be contained long enough to become a film star. The live stage would be his calling. He was born Robert Allen Morse on May 18, 1931, in Newton, Massachusetts, the son of May (Silver) and Charles Morse, who worked at a record store. His father was of German Jewish... See full bio >>
Born: May 18, 1931 | Newton, Massachusetts, USA
Died: April 20, 2022 (age 90) | USA

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