Frank Morgan

Lowest Rated: 43% Naughty Marietta (1935)
Birthday: Jun 1, 1890
Birthplace: Not Available
Years before he played The Wizard (and four other roles) in The Wizard of Oz (1939), Frank Morgan had a long career in silent film and was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for The Affairs of Cellini (1934). Although adept at flustered and bewildered comic roles, Morgan was also an excellent dramatic actor; he was an ever-present figure in many of MGM's classiest films of the period. Highlights of his career include: Hallelujah, I'm a Bum (1931), When Ladies Meet (1933), Bombshell (1933), Cat and the Fiddle (1934), The Good Fairy (1935), Naughty Marietta (1935), Dimples (1936), The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937), Saratoga (1937), Rosalie (1937), Boom Town (1940), Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940), and The Three Musketeers (1948). He was especially effective in The Shop Around the Corner (1940), The Mortal Storm (1940), The Human Comedy (1943) and Summer Holiday (1948), the musical remake of Thornton Wilder's Ah, Wilderness. Morgan died while filming Annie Get Your Gun, in which he would have played Buffalo Bill. The most famous anecdote about Morgan is that while rehearsing for The Wizard of Oz, he went looking for a coat to help him feel like Prof. Marvel; the one he found in a second-hand shop turned out to have originally belonged to Wizard author L. Frank Baum.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Key to the City Fire Chief Duggan 1950
No Score Yet The Great Sinner Aristide Pitard 1949
83% The Stratton Story Barney Wile 1949
No Score Yet Any Number Can Play Jim Kurstyn 1949
71% The Three Musketeers King Louis XIII 1948
No Score Yet Summer Holiday Uncle Sid 1948
No Score Yet Green Dolphin Street Dr. Edmund Ozanne 1947
No Score Yet The Cockeyed Miracle Sam Griggs 1946
No Score Yet Lady Luck William Audrey 1946
No Score Yet Courage of Lassie Harry MacBain 1946
80% Yolanda and the Thief Victor Budlow Trout 1945
No Score Yet Casanova Brown Mr. Ferris 1944
No Score Yet The White Cliffs of Dover Hiram Porter Dunn 1944
No Score Yet Thousands Cheer Himself 1943
80% The Human Comedy Willie Grogan 1943
No Score Yet A Stranger in Town John Josephus Grant 1943
No Score Yet White Cargo Doctor 1942
No Score Yet Tortilla Flat The Pirate 1942
No Score Yet Honky Tonk Judge Cotton 1941
No Score Yet Hullabaloo Actor 1940
No Score Yet Broadway Melody of 1940 Bob Casey 1940
100% The Shop Around the Corner Hugo Matuschek 1940
No Score Yet Boom Town Luther Aldrich 1940
100% The Mortal Storm Prof. Victor Roth 1940
No Score Yet Balalaika Ivan Danchenoff 1939
No Score Yet Broadway Serenade Cornelius Collier, Jr. 1939
No Score Yet Mother Carey's Chickens Actor 1938
No Score Yet Port of Seven Seas Panisse 1938
No Score Yet Sweethearts Felix Lehman 1938
No Score Yet Beg, Borrow or Steal Ingraham Steward 1937
No Score Yet Saratoga Jesse Kiffmeyer 1937
No Score Yet The Emperor's Candlesticks Col. Baron Suroff 1937
No Score Yet The Last Of Mrs.Cheyney Actor 1937
No Score Yet Rosalie King 1937
No Score Yet The Last of Mrs. Cheyney Lord Francis Kelton 1937
No Score Yet Dimples Professor Eustace Appleby 1936
No Score Yet Piccadilly Jim James Crocker, Sr. / Count Olav Osric 1936
No Score Yet Dancing Pirate Mayor Don Emilio Perena 1936
64% The Great Ziegfeld Billings 1936
No Score Yet Trouble for Two Col. Geraldine 1936
No Score Yet Lazybones Actor 1935
No Score Yet The Good Fairy Konrad 1935
No Score Yet Enchanted April Mellersh Wilkins 1935
43% Naughty Marietta Gov. Gaspar d'Annard 1935
No Score Yet Little Men Actor 1935
No Score Yet I Live My Life G.P. Bentley 1935
No Score Yet The Affairs of Cellini Alessandro - Duke of Florence 1934
No Score Yet The Cat and the Fiddle Daudet 1934
No Score Yet Sisters Under the Skin John Hunter Yates 1934
90% Bombshell (Blonde Bombshell) Pops Burns 1933
No Score Yet When Ladies Meet (Strange Skirts) (Truth Is Stranger) Rogers Woodruff 1933
No Score Yet The Nuisance Dr. Prescott 1933
No Score Yet The Kiss Before the Mirror Walter Bernsdorf 1933
88% Hallelujah, I'm a Bum Mayor John Hastings 1933
No Score Yet The Half-Naked Truth Farrell 1932
No Score Yet Fast and Loose Bronson Lenox 1930
No Score Yet Laughter C. Mortimer Gibson 1930
No Score Yet Manhandled Arno Riccardi 1924
No Score Yet Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman Actor 1917