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Herbert Morrison (I) (1905–1989)

Herbert Morrison was born on May 14, 1905 in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, USA as Herbert Oglevee Morrison. He was married to Mary Jane. He died on January 10, 1989 in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. See full bio »

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Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel Footage Himself - News Reporter
We, the People Himself - News Reporter


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 1949 We, the People (TV Series)
Himself - News Reporter
- Lawrence Tibbett, Herb Morrison, Maria Montez (1949) ... Himself - News Reporter
 1937 Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel Footage (Short)
Himself - News Reporter (voice)
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 2013 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Announcer Witnessing Hindenburg Disaster
- War of the Worlds (2013) ... Himself - Announcer Witnessing Hindenburg Disaster
 2007 Ulisse - Il piacere della scoperta (TV Series documentary)
- Hindenburg: Il Titanic del cielo (2007) ... Himself
 2001 Hindenburg Disaster: Probable Cause (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (as Herb Morrison)
 2000 Hell Ride (TV Series documentary)
- Titanic der Lüfte - Die letzte Fahrt der Hindenburg (2000) ... Himself (as Herb Morrison)
 2000 Secrets of the Dead (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Announcer for Chicago Station WLS
- What Happened to the Hindenburg? (2000) ... Himself - Announcer for Chicago Station WLS
 1999 ABC 2000: The Millennium (TV Special documentary)
 1999 Modern Marvels (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Reporter: Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel
- Airships (1999) ... Himself - Reporter: Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel (uncredited)
 1975 The Hindenburg
Himself - News Reporter in End Credits (uncredited)
 1948 Behind Your Radio Dial (Documentary short)
'Hindenburg' disaster announcer

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Herb Morrison

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(While describing the Hindenburg disaster): "It's practically standing still now. They've dropped ropes out of the nose of the ship, and it's been taken a hold of down on the field by a number of men. It's starting to rain again; the rain had slacked up a little bit. The back motors of the ship are just holding it, just enough to keep it from ...[shouting] IT BURST INTO FLAMES! Get out of the way... See more »


Contrary to popular lore, Morrison certainly did not get fired for his impassioned commentary of the Hindenburg Explosion. On the contrary, he was highly commended by his employer for the excellent job he did at the event. Morrison did leave that job some months later, but that was because a competing broadcaster offered him a similar job with better pay. See more »

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