Dennis Morgan (I) (1908–1994)

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Dennis Morgan was born Stanley Morner in the small town of Prentice, Wisconsin. His first jobs in Hollywood were mostly bit parts, but he scored big after playing opposite Ginger Rogers in Kitty Foyle (1940). He starred in films like My Wild Irish Rose (1947), God Is My Co-Pilot (1945) and The Very Thought of You (1944). He teamed up with buddy ... See full bio »

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My Wild Irish Rose Chauncey Olcott
Christmas in Connecticut Jefferson Jones
It's a Great Feeling Dennis Morgan
Kitty Foyle Wyn Strafford


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 1980 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Steve Brian
 1968 Rogue's Gallery
Dr. Jonas Pettingill
 1968 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Dennis Roberts
- Bye, Bye, Doctor (1968) ... Dennis Roberts
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Clay Maitland
- The Old Man and the City (1963) ... Dr. Clay Maitland
 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Chad Hamilton
- Source of Information (1962) ... Chad Hamilton
 1959 21 Beacon Street (TV Series)
Dennis Chase
- Dilemma (1959) ... Dennis Chase
- The Trap (1959) ... Dennis Chase
- The Hostage (1959) ... Dennis Chase
- The Trojan Horse (1959) ... Dennis Chase
- Break In (1959) ... Dennis Chase
 1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Dennis O'Finn
- Bull in a China Shop (1958) ... Dennis O'Finn
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
- Line Chief (1957)
 1956 Uranium Boom
Brad Collins
 1955 Crossroads (TV Series)
- The Gambler (1955)
 1955 Star Stage (TV Series)
Dr. Jordan
- Dr. Jordan (1955) ... Dr. Jordan
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Ranger Jim Harris / Elliot Fairchild
- Fox Hunt (1955) ... Ranger Jim Harris
- Press Conference (1955) ... Elliot Fairchild
 1955 The Gun That Won the West
Jim Bridger
 1955 Pearl of the South Pacific
Dan Merrill
 1955 The Best of Broadway (TV Series)
David Kingsley
- Stage Door (1955) ... David Kingsley
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Chris Waring
- Celebrity (1955) ... Chris Waring
 1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
- Open Season (1954)
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Roger Duane
- Atomic Love (1953) ... Roger Duane
 1952 Cattle Town
Mike McGann
 1952 This Woman Is Dangerous
Dr. Ben Halleck
 1951 Painting the Clouds with Sunshine
Vince Nichols
 1951 Raton Pass
Marc Challon
 1950 Pretty Baby
Sam Morley
 1950 Perfect Strangers
David Campbell
 1949 The Lady Takes a Sailor
Bill Craig
 1949 It's a Great Feeling
Dennis Morgan
 1948 One Sunday Afternoon
Timothy L. 'Biff' Grimes
 1948 Two Guys from Texas
Steve Carroll
 1948 To the Victor
Paul Taggart
 1947 My Wild Irish Rose
Chauncey Olcott
 1947 Always Together
The Bridegroom (uncredited)
 1947 Cheyenne
James Wylie
 1946 Two Guys from Milwaukee
Prince Henry
 1946 One More Tomorrow
Thomas Rufus 'Tom' Collier III
 1945 Christmas in Connecticut
Jefferson Jones
 1945 God Is My Co-Pilot
Col. Robert Lee Scott
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Dennis Morgan
 1944 The Very Thought of You
Sgt. David Stewart
 1944 The Road to Victory (Short)
Dennis Morgan (uncredited)
 1944 The Shining Future (Short)
Dennis Morgan
 1944 Shine on Harvest Moon
Jack Norworth
 1943 The Desert Song
Paul Hudson / El Khobar
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Tommy Randolph
 1943 The Hard Way
Paul Collins
 1942 Wings for the Eagle
Corky Jones
 1942 In This Our Life
Peter Kingsmill
 1942 Captains of the Clouds
Johnny Dutton
 1941 Bad Men of Missouri
Cole Younger
 1941 Kisses for Breakfast
Rodney Trask
 1941 Affectionately Yours
Richard 'Rickey' Mayberry
 1940 Kitty Foyle
Wyn Strafford
 1940 March On, Marines (Short)
Bob Lansing
 1940 River's End
John Keith / Sgt. Derry Conniston
 1940 Flight Angels
Chick Farber
 1940 Tear Gas Squad
Tommy McCabe
 1940 The Singing Dude (Short)
 1940 3 Cheers for the Irish
Angus Ferguson
 1940 The Fighting 69th
Lt. Ames
 1939 The Return of Doctor X
Michael Rhodes
 1939 No Place to Go
Joe Plummer
 1939 Ride, Cowboy, Ride (Short)
Dinny Logan
 1939 Waterfront
James 'Jim' Dolen
 1939 Persons in Hiding
Mike Flagler (as Richard Stanley)
 1938 Illegal Traffic
Cagey Miller (as Richard Stanley)
 1938 King of Alcatraz
First Mate Rogers (as Richard Stanley)
 1938 Men with Wings
Galton (as Richard Stanley)
 1937 Navy Blue and Gold
Marine Second Lieutenant (as Stanley Morner)
 1937 Song of the City
Tommy (as Stanley Morner)
 1937 Mama Steps Out
Chuck Thompson (as Stanley Morner)
 1936 Annie Laurie (Short)
William Douglas (as Stanley Morner)
 1936 Old Hutch
Passerby at Fishing Lake (uncredited)
 1936 Piccadilly Jim
Chrystal Club Singer (uncredited)
 1936 Suzy
Lieutenant (as Stanley Morner)
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld
Stage Singer in 'Pretty Girl' Number (uncredited)
 1936 I Conquer the Sea!
Tommy Ashley (as Stanley Morner)
 1933 Chance at Heaven
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Other Works:

LP Musical Recording: "Painting the Clouds With Sunshine", songs to be featured in forthcoming film of the same name - Soloist. (Capitol Records.) See more »

Publicity Listings:

10 Interviews | 57 Articles | 162 Pictorials | 25 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Stanley Morner | Richard Stanley


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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That's the greatest crime of Hollywood: signing young people who show talent, then never using that talent. And there's no recourse as long as they pay you. See more »


In her autobiography, Viveca Lindfors, the Swedish actress who worked with Dennis Morgan, described him as a "divine friend". She added that " he had a glorious voice and was a happy man!" (exclamation point was hers.). See more »


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