Robert Morse Biography
A renowned and versatile American actor and singer, Robert Xavier Morse professionally known as ‘Robert Morse’ is best known to the world for his exceptional performance in the movie ‘How to Succeeded in Business Without Really Trying’. He is also recognized for showing brilliant performance in the drama series ‘Mad Men’. This renowned movie personality was born on 18th May, 1931 in Newton, Massachusetts, U.S. At the early age of 13, he starred in school productions like ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘When Christopher Columbus’, ‘Discovered America’ and ‘The Dark Alleys of New York’. In the year 1949, he completed his high school education and started searching for the jobs. Initially, he worked as ditch digger, waiter, newspaper deliveryman, bodybuilder and drugstore clerk. Later he joined United States Navy where he worked for four years. Robert moved to Manhattan to learn and gain knowledge about acting.
Talking about his career expedition as an actor, initially he appeared in the numerous musicals and plays before appearing in the television series and movies. While performing in Broadway, he gained huge popularity for playing the role of young New York City businessman, J. Pierrepont Finch in 1961 Broadway production ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’. After that, he was highly appreciated for playing the role of elder New York City businessman namaed Bertam Cooper in the television show ‘Mad Men’. In the year 1958, he reprised the role of Barnaby in the movie adaptation of Broadway ‘The Matchmaker’. Morse also appeared in the comic play titled ‘Say, Darling’ in the same year. For his exceptional performance, he was awarded with ‘Theatre World Award’ and received nomination at the ‘Tony Award’. His next appreciable role came in the comedy movie ‘Quick, Before It Melts’ which was released in 1964. After a year, he was casted in the black comedy movie ‘The Loved One’. He received positive response from both the audiences and critics for showing exceptional acting skills in the movie. In 1968, he was selected to play the role of Waldo Zane in the comedy movie ‘Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?’. The movie helped to him to gain more success and popularity. He made appearance in the television series titled ‘That’s Life’ in the same year. His other considerable performances came in ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’, ‘Some Like It Hot’, ‘Tru’, ‘American Playhouse’, ‘The Secret Storm’ and ‘Mad Men’. For his outstanding performance as Sterlin Cooper in dramatic series ‘Mad Men’, he gained huge appreciation and recognition. He even earned nomination for Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in Drama Series.
Moving towards his personal life, this prominent movie and television personality has got married twice in his life. First, he got married to actress, Carole D’Andrea in 1961. He shared strong bond with this gorgeous lady for 20 year. In 1981, they parted their ways with taking divorce. After being separated from Carole, he found his new love as Elizabeth Roberts. Both got married in the year 1989. Till date, there is no news of their divorce. It seems that he is great time with his wife.
Morse is unarguable a god gifted actor who has shown his exceptional acting in numerous movies and television series. He is also focused for his dashing personality besides his spectacular performance. He has an average height of 5 feet 6 inches. Even reaching at the old age of 83, he still carries strong passion and interest in acting. His exact net worth figure has not been disclosed yet. More information about this immensely talented actor can be obtained from the wiki and other various internet sites. He can also be followed on his twitter account @robertalanmorse.