John Chester Brooks Morris was an American stage, film, television, and radio actor. He had some prestigious film roles early in his career, and was nominated for an Academy Award. Chester Morris is best remembered today for portraying Boston Blackie, a criminal-turned-detective, in the modestly budgeted Boston Blackie film series of the 1940s.
|Born:||John Chester Brooks Morris, February 16, 1901, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Died:||September 11, 1970, New Hope, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Cause of death:||Barbiturate overdose|
|Parent(s):||William Morris, Etta Hawkins|
|Relatives:||Adrian Morris (brother)|
|IMDb:||Chester Morris’s IMDb|
About Chester Morris
Actor who became known for his appearance in the Boston Blackie detective series. His career, which spanned seven decades, was highlighted by Five Came Back, Alibi, and The Bat Whispers.
He got his start at age 17, working on the Broadway show, The Copperhead.
He made his final film appearance in Great White Hope in 1970.
He had two children with Suzanne Kilborn before they divorced in 1939.
He and actor Frank Morgan were both nominated for a Best Actor Oscar during their careers.
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