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Henry Morgan (Comedian)
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Comedian
    (March 31, 1915-May 19, 1994)
    Born in New York City, New York
    Birth name was Henry Lerner van Ost, Jr.
    Host of the radio shows 'The Henry Morgan Show' (1946-50) 'Sez Who' (1959) and 'Monitor' (1966-70)
    Appeared in the films 'So This Is New York' (1948) and 'Murder, Inc.' (1960)
    Appeared in the TV series 'Henry Morgan and Company' (1959), 'That Was The Week That Was' (1964-65) and 'My World and Welcome To It' (1969)
    Panelist on the game shows 'I've Got a Secret,' 'What's My Line,' 'To Tell the Truth' and 'Match Game'
    Wrote the autobiography 'Here's Morgan! The Original Bad Boy of Broadcasting' (1994)
    His friend and co-worker Arnold Stang said, 'When things were going well for him, he would do something to destroy himself. He just couldn't deal with success.'
    His radio show was canceled due to bad publicity after he punched his wife in the face (1950).
    He disdained TV, but achieved his greatest fame as a game show panelist.
    He feuded with many other TV and radio personalties, including Steve Allen, Milton Berle and Dorothy Kilgallen.
    He often is confused with Harry Morgan.
    Radio historian Gerald Nachman wrote, 'He was a great mind who never achieved the success he should have.'
    He frequently mocked the sponsors of his shows.
    He was temporarily blacklisted after joking about the House Un-American Activities Committee at the Radio Correspondent's Dinner. ('Whenever it is quiet in Washington, you can count on the Un-American committee to issue a report. Maybe sometime later, when it has a chance, it will start gathering the facts.')
    He contributed to 'Mad' magazine.

Credit: C. Fishel


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