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Famous for her portrayal of Lou Grant's wife in the innovative newsroom sitcom "Mary Tyler Moore," actress Priscilla Morrill enjoyed a 30-year career in television. A Massachusetts native, she attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology but found herself on stage rather than in a lab upon graduation. She starred opposite Shakespearean actor John Carradine in a prominent production of "Julius Caesar" and bowed on Broadway in the adulterous 17th-century comedy "The Relapse." Morrill first appeared in American homes on a 1963 episode of the bizarro anthology series "The Outer Limits," a guest appearance that paved the way for dozens more. Following "Mary Tyler Moore," Morrill played several small parts on another groundbreaking series, the sitcom "All in the Family," remembered for its fearless tackling of taboo topics. Morrill appeared four times between 1973 and 1976. She then picked up a recurring role on the drama "Family" and was set to become a regular on the Faustian comedy "A Year at the Top" during the late '70s. The show lasted only five episodes before cancellation. In the 1980s, Morrill secured key roles in TV movies, memorably playing Mrs. Finter in the terminal-illness drama "Right of...

Famous for her portrayal of Lou Grant's wife in the innovative newsroom sitcom "Mary Tyler Moore," actress Priscilla Morrill enjoyed a 30-year career in television. A Massachusetts native, she attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology but found herself on stage rather than in a lab upon graduation. She starred opposite Shakespearean actor John Carradine in a prominent production of "Julius Caesar" and bowed on Broadway in the adulterous 17th-century comedy "The Relapse." Morrill first appeared in American homes on a 1963 episode of the bizarro anthology series "The Outer Limits," a guest appearance that paved the way for dozens more. Following "Mary Tyler Moore," Morrill played several small parts on another groundbreaking series, the sitcom "All in the Family," remembered for its fearless tackling of taboo topics. Morrill appeared four times between 1973 and 1976. She then picked up a recurring role on the drama "Family" and was set to become a regular on the Faustian comedy "A Year at the Top" during the late '70s. The show lasted only five episodes before cancellation. In the 1980s, Morrill secured key roles in TV movies, memorably playing Mrs. Finter in the terminal-illness drama "Right of Way" with Bette Davis and James Stewart. She also embodied the aristocratic Marian Vanderkellen in comedian Bob Newhart's aptly named comedy series, "Newhart," before taking her final role as the well-to-do widow Mrs. Rizzendough in the sitcom "Coach." Morrill died from a kidney infection at age 67.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Fly-by-Night (1942) John Prescott
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 Blood and Sand (1941) La Pulga [also known as Luis Potajel]
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 Wild Geese Calling (1941) Guide
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 Life with Henry (1941) Reporter
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 Rags to Riches (1941) Bickford
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 Reaching for the Sun (1941) Rita's partner, dance hall
9.
 Belle Starr (1941) Fat orderly
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 Penny Serenade (1941) Bill collector
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Tony Scott ( 2006-03-17 )

Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever

Born: January 12, 1907 Mt. Vernon, NY
Died: November 30, 1941 Los Angeles, CA
The son of Broadway actors William Morris and Etta Hawkins and the brother of actor Chester, writer Gordon and stage actress Willy Morris, Adrian played on the legit stage until 1929 when he entered motion pictures. Morris most often played minor roles in films and is probably best remembered as the carpet bagger who promised the newly freed slaves `forty acres and a mule' in the classic film "Gone with the Wind." Morris died a few days before he was to begin filming a gangster movie, “I Live on Danger.”

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