Charlie Parker felt responsible for all the people who messed their lives up. The knowledge of that was killing himJazz musician Morgan, surviving just fine Jun 13, 2003
I like the sun, I like the people and can see for milesJazz musician Morgan, surviving just fine Jun 13, 2003
I'm hoping to do something with the other true beboppers; I would really like to do something with Hank Jones, Roy Haynes, maybe Percy Heath. I'm spoiled in that I want what I want. The real bebop is defined by the masters - and they're still doing itJazz musician Morgan, surviving just fine Jun 13, 2003
Frank Morgan (June 1, 1890 – September 18, 1949) was an American actor. He was best known for his portrayal of the title character in the film The Wizard of Oz.
Born as Francis Phillip Wuppermann in New York City, the youngest of eleven children (six boys and five girls), to the wealthy family that distributed Angostura bitters, he attended Cornell University where he joined Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. He then followed his older brother Ralph Morgan into show business, first on the Broadway stage and then into motion pictures.
His first film was The Suspect in 1916. In 1917 he provided support to his friend John Barrymore in Raffles The Amateur Cracksman, an independent film produced in and about New York City. Morgan's career expanded when talkies began, his most stereotypical role being that of a befuddled but good-hearted middle-aged man. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1934's The Affairs of Cellini, where he played the cuckolded Duke of Florence and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1942's Tortilla Flat, where he played a simple Hispanic man.