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Born in Ascot, Berkshire, England, UK
Died in Wargrave, Berkshire, England, UK  (heart attack)
Birth NameSheridan Robert Morley

Mini Bio (1)

Sheridan Morley was born on December 5, 1941 in Ascot, Berkshire, England as Sheridan Robert Morley. He was an actor and writer, known for The Leading Man (1996), The Punch Review (1975) and Judge John Deed (2001). He was married to Ruth Leon and Margaret Gudejko. He died on February 16, 2007 in Wargrave, Berkshire.

Spouse (2)

Ruth Leon (1992 - 16 February 2007) ( his death)
Margaret Gudejko (1965 - 1990) ( divorced) ( 3 children)

Trivia (17)

Son of Robert Morley.
Married Ruth Leon in 1995 and co-authored biographies of Gene Kelly, Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe with her. He also wrote a 1993 memoir of his father Robert Morley and wrote his own memoir, "Asking for Trouble" in 2002.
Born in England but spent much of his childhood in California where his father worked in films.
Educated in England at Oxford University and began working as a reporter and broadcaster for the Independent Television News in the early 60s.
Frequent panelist on such British game shows as "Call My Bluff" and "Countdown".
Film critic at the "Sunday Express" from 1992 to 1995 and "The Spectator" from 1990 to 2001.
Directed several musical revues including "Noel and Gertie" (1982), "Spread a Little Happiness" (1991) and "Much Revue About Nothing" (1998).
Grandson of British grande dame actress Gladys Cooper on his mother's side.
Was born during the run of the London production of "The Man Who Came to Dinner", in which his father played the acerbic critic Sheridan Whiteside. He was named after the character.
Upon his death, he was interred at St. Mary's Churchyard in Wargrave, Mill Green, Station Road, Berkshire, England.
Once received a postcard reading, in its entirety, "Fatty Morley - Watch Out!"; it was unsigned. Morley believed this postcard had been sent him by the dramatist and actor John Osborne, one of whose plays he had recently panned.
London Theatre critic for the International Herald Tribune. [2003]
He and his first wife, Margaret Gudejko, never collaborated on any books, but both wrote separate biographies of his father, Robert Morley. (His was written after Robert Morley's death).
One daughter was born on 19 December 1976.
He suffered a stroke in 2002. It has also been said that he suffered from bipolar disorder, but this is not certain.

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