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Morgan Wallace

Morgan Wallace
Morgan Wallace in Dick Tracy (1945).jpg
Wallace in Dick Tracy (1945)
Maier Weill

(1881-07-26)July 26, 1881
DiedDecember 12, 1953(1953-12-12) (aged 72)
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
Years active1914–1946
Spouse(s)Louise Chapman
(m. 19??)

Morgan Wallace (born Maier Weill,[1] July 26, 1881 – December 12, 1953) was an American actor. He appeared in more than 120 films between 1914 and 1946, including W.C. Fields' It's a Gift (1934)[2] where he persistently asks Fields for some "Kumquats". He supported Fields again in My Little Chickadee (1940).[2]: 140 

Early life

Born in Lompoc, California, Wallace was the son of Isidore and Hannah Weill. He attended the University of California.[1]


In 1918, Wallace acted with and managed the Morgan Wallace Players in the Grand Theater in Sioux City, Iowa,[3] and in 1927, the troupe performed in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.[4] In 1922, he acted in a production of Lawful Larceny at the Savoy Theatre in London, England.[5]

Wallace's Broadway credits included Loco (1946), Congratulations (1929), Women Go On Forever (1927), Ballyhoo (1927), Gentle Grafters (1926), The Stork (1925), The Law Breaker (1922), Nature's Nobleman (1921), The Tavern (1920), The Acquittal (1920), The Widow's Might (1909), and Romeo and Juliet (1904).[6]

In the 1930s Wallace helped found the Screen Actors Guild.[7] He was SAG member #3.[citation needed]


He died in December 12, 1953 at the age of 72 in Tarzana, California. He was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California.[citation needed]

Selected filmography

Theodore von Eltz (left) and Morgan Wallace in The Headline Woman (1935)
Theodore von Eltz (left) and Morgan Wallace in The Headline Woman (1935)


  1. ^ a b Contreras, Shirley (March 23, 2008). "Jewish immigrants helped make town what it is". Santa Maria Times. Archived from the original on July 19, 2020. Retrieved July 19, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Deschner, Donald (1966). The Films of W.C. Fields. New York: Cadillac Publishing by arrangement with The Citadel Press. p. 103. Introduction by Arthur Knight
  3. ^ "Twenty Weeks in Sioux City". The Dramatic Mirror: 30. February 2, 1918. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  4. ^ Brooks, Betty (December 21, 1927). "Betty Chats With Author an dProducer of New Play Now at Majestic". Harrisburg Telegraph. Pennsylvania, Harrisburg. p. 18. Retrieved January 24, 2020 – via
  5. ^ "Wallace still a big hit". Sioux City Journal. Iowa, Sioux City. December 3, 1922. p. 13. Retrieved January 22, 2020 – via
  6. ^ "Morgan Wallace". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on February 11, 2019. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "1930s | SAG-AFTRA". Retrieved July 18, 2020.
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