Chester Morris

Chester Morris
1901 - 1970

Chester Morris  American Actor

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Chester Morris was previously married to Lillian Kenton Barker (1940 - 1970) and Suzanne Kilborn (1926 - 1940).

Chester Morris had an encounter with Dorothy Dare.

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American Actor Chester Morris was born John Chester Brooks Morris on 16th February, 1901 in New York City, New York and passed away on 11th Sep 1970 New Hope, Pennsylvania aged 69. He is most remembered for The Big House (1930). His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Chester Morris was in 4 on-screen matchups, including Carole Lombard in The Gay Bride (1934), Jean Harlow in Red-Headed Woman (1932), Mary Doran in The Divorcee (1930) and Thelma Todd in Corsair (1931).

Chester Morris is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American silent film actors and Vaudeville performers.

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Relationship Statistics

TypeTotalLongestAverageShortest
Married2 30 years, 10 months 23 years 15 years, 3 months
Encounter1 - - -
Total3 30 years, 10 months 15 years, 4 months 15 years, 3 months

Details

First Name Chester
Last Name Morris
Full Name at Birth John Chester Brooks Morris
Age 69 (age at death) years
Birthday 16th February, 1901
Birthplace New York City, New York
Died 11th September, 1970
Place of Death New Hope, Pennsylvania
Cause of Death Barbiturate Overdose
Buried Cremated, Ashes scattered
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Weight 159lbs (72 kg)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Grey
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame The Big House (1930)
Year(s) Active 1917–1970, 1917–1970 (his death)
Father William Morris
Mother Etta Hawkins
Family Member Brooks Morris (son), Cynthia Morris (daughter), Kenton Morris (son)
Friend Roland West

John Chester Brooks Morris (February 16, 1901 – September 11, 1970) 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.

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Partner Comparison

NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Chester Morris69 AquariusActor
American
Lillian Kenton Barker-
Suzanne Kilborn112Actress
American
Dorothy Dare68 AriesActress
American

Children

NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
BrooksMale192892 years oldSuzanne Kilborn
CynthiaFemale193090 years oldSuzanne Kilborn
KentonMale194773 years oldLillian Kenton Barker

Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
The Great White Hope1970Pop WeaverMovie
Cimarron Strip1967George DeekerTV Show
Coronet Blue1967Dr. Michael WilsonTV Show
Gentle Ben1967ElsmoreTV Show
Mr. Broadway1964Orin KelseyTV Show
Suspense1964TV Show
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963Major WhitmanTV Show
East Side/West Side1963Walt McGillTV Show
Espionage1963Harry KempTV Show
Kraft Suspense Theatre1963Blaine DavisTV Show
The Eleventh Hour1962Frankie MorrisonTV Show
Alcoa Premiere1961Andrew Hines, Charles RichardsonTV Show
Ben Casey1961Walter TysonTV Show
Dr. Kildare1961Tom MonahanTV Show
The Defenders1961Captain Peters, District Attorney Brent, Judge Philip BenningTV Show
A String of Beads1961Walter HarmonTV Movie
Checkmate1960Albert DewittTV Show
Route 661960Emmett McNeill, Mr. HullTV Show
Diagnosis: Unknown1960Capt. Max Ritter, Detective Lieutenant Max Ritter, Detective Max RitterTV Show
Play of the Week1959SwansonTV Show
Rawhide1959Hugh ClementsTV Show
Oldsmobile Music Theatre1959TV Show
Naked City1958Frank ManfredTV Show
Pursuit1958MoodyTV Show
The She-Creature1956Dr. Carlo LombardiMovie
Playhouse 901956WardenTV Show
Zane Grey Theater1956Frank SimmonsTV Show
Unchained1955Kenyon J. ScudderMovie
Appointment with Adventure1955Lt. KizerTV Show
The United States Steel Hour1953Henry ViningTV Show
The Philip Morris Playhouse1953TV Show
Omnibus1952The Battler (segment "The Battler")TV Show
Schlitz Playhouse1951The DanskerTV Show
Tales of Tomorrow1951TV Show
The Red Skelton Hour1951TonyTV Show
Danger1950TV Show
Lux Video Theatre1950LeftyTV Show
Robert Montgomery Presents1950Col. Bobo NolanTV Show
Starlight Theatre1950Ed KennedyTV Show
The Web1950TV Show
Cameo Theatre1950MerliniTV Show
Suspense1949EdwardsTV Show
Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture1949Horatio 'Boston Blackie' BlackMovie
Studio One in Hollywood1948Jack Feeney, Sam Benson, Warden GarryTV Show
Trapped by Boston Blackie1948Boston BlackieMovie
Kraft Theatre1947DawsonTV Show
Blind Spot1947Jeffrey AndrewsMovie
Lights Out1946TV Show
A Close Call for Boston Blackie1946Cyrus Peyton, Horatio 'Boston Blackie' BlackMovie
Boston Blackie and the Law1946Horatio 'Boston Blackie' BlackMovie
One Way to Love1946Barry ColeMovie
The Phantom Thief1946Horatio 'Boston Blackie' BlackMovie
Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion1945Horatio 'Boston Blackie' BlackMovie
Boston Blackie's Rendezvous1945Boston BlackieMovie
Rough, Tough and Ready1945Brad CrowderMovie
Double Exposure1944Larry BurkeMovie
Gambler's Choice1944Ross HadleyMovie
One Mysterious Night1944Horatio 'Boston Blackie' BlackMovie
Secret Command1944Jeff GallagherMovie
Aerial Gunner1943Sgt. 'Foxy' PattisMovie
After Midnight with Boston Blackie1943Horatio 'Boston Blackie' BlackMovie
The Chance of a Lifetime1943Horatio 'Boston Blackie' BlackMovie
Tornado1943Pete RamseyMovie
High Explosive1943Buzz MitchellMovie
Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood1942Boston BlackieMovie
Alias Boston Blackie1942Boston BlackieMovie
I Live on Danger1942Jeff MorrellMovie
Wrecking Crew1942Duke MasonMovie
Canal Zone1942'Hardtack' HamiltonMovie
Meet Boston Blackie1941Boston BlackieMovie
Confessions of Boston Blackie1941Boston BlackieMovie
No Hands on the Clock1941Humphrey CampbellMovie
The Marines Fly High1940Lt. Jim MaloneMovie
Wagons Westward1940David Cook, Tom CookMovie
Girl from God's Country1940Jim Holden aka Dr. Gary CurrierMovie
Blind Alley1939Hal WilsonMovie
Five Came Back1939BillMovie
Pacific Liner1939Doctor CraigMovie
Thunder Afloat1939'Rocky' BlakeMovie
Law of the Underworld1938Gene FillmoreMovie
Sky Giant1938Kenneth 'Ken' StocktonMovie
Smashing the Rackets1938Jim 'Sock' ConwayMovie
Flight from Glory1937Paul SmithMovie
Devil's Playground1937Robert MasonMovie
Sunday Night at the Trocadero1937Chester MorrisShort Film
I Promise to Pay1937Eddie LangMovie
Frankie and Johnnie1936Johnnie DrewMovie
Three Godfathers1936Bob SangsterMovie
Counterfeit1936John Joseph MaddenMovie
Moonlight Murder1936Steve FarrellMovie
They Met in a Taxi1936Jimmy DonlinMovie
Public Hero Number 11935Jeff CraneMovie
Princess O'Hara1935Vic ToledoMovie
Pursuit1935Mr. 'Mitch' MitchellMovie
Society Doctor1935Dr. MorganMovie
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle1935Pirate Captain (uncredited)Short Film
I've Been Around1935Eric FosterMovie
Gift of Gab1934DoyleMovie
The Gay Bride1934Jimmie 'Office Boy' BurnhamMovie
Embarrassing Moments1934Jerry RandolphMovie
Let's Talk It Over1934Mike McGannMovie
Blondie Johnson1933Danny JonesMovie
Golden Harvest1933Chris MartinMovie
King for a Night1933Bud WilliamsMovie
Tomorrow at Seven1933Neil BroderickMovie
Infernal Machine1933Robert HoldenMovie
Cock of the Air1932Lt. Roger CraigMovie
Red-Headed Woman1932Bill Legendre Jr.Movie
Sinners in the Sun1932Jimmie MartinMovie
The Miracle Man1932John 'Doc' MadisonMovie
Breach of Promise1932James PomeroyMovie
Corsair1931John HawksMovie
The Bat Whispers1930Detective AndersonMovie
The Big House1930John MorganMovie
The Divorcee1930TedMovie
Playing Around1930Nickey SolomonMovie
Second Choice1930Don WarrenMovie
She Couldn't Say No1930Jerry CaseyMovie
The Case of Sergeant Grischa1930Sergeant Grischa PaprotkinMovie
Alibi1929Chick Williams (as Mr. Chester Morris)Movie
Show of Shows1929Performer in $20 Bet Sketch and 'Bicycle Built for Two' NumbersMovie
Fast Life1929Paul PalmerMovie
Woman Trap1929Ray MaloneMovie
The Road to Yesterday1925Party Guest (uncredited)Movie
Loyal Lives1923Tom O'HaraMovie
The Beloved Traitor1918DanMovie
An Amateur Orphan1917DickMovie
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Posted commentsView all comments (9)

wjerryzwjerryzMay 20, 2017

Really a cool dude. Played in a lot of good character roles

MandyLovesVintageMandyLovesVintageMar 22, 2011

I really enjoy his acting. I just purchased 'Blondie Johnson' starring Joan Blondell, and seeing him play the character he did really changed my view on him.

charles olearyOct 28, 2010

Why was chester morris not offered the the boston blackie tv series?

k`tMar 14, 2010

I never really saw the Boston Blackie movies when younger. I now watch them on Sundays and really enjoy them. As the saying goes the goood old days

Frank ChimientiOct 21, 2008

during the early 40`s always enjoyed a Chester Morris movie, especially the "Boston Blackie" movies, with the Runt and Farraday, etc. He was always, colorful and very entertaining. He was part of the times; now this or his character seems rather dated?


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