Aubrey Morris

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Aubrey Morris
Born Aubrey Jack Steinberg
(1926-06-01)1 June 1926
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Died 15 July 2015(2015-07-15) (aged 89)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Parent(s) Morry Morris
Becky Morris
Relatives Wolfe Morris (brother)

Aubrey Morris (born Aubrey Jack Steinberg;[1] 1 June 1926 – 15 July 2015) was a British actor perhaps best known for his appearances in the films A Clockwork Orange and The Wicker Man.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Morris was one of nine children born to Morry and Becky Morris. An elder brother, Wolfe Morris, was also an accomplished actor. His grandparents were from Kiev and escaped the Russian pogroms, arriving in London in about 1890. The family moved to Portsmouth at the turn of the 20th century. Aubrey attended Portsmouth Municipal College and RADA. His first stage appearance in 1944 was at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park in The Winter's Tale. From 1954 to 1956 he was at The Old Vic and he also appeared on Broadway.[3]

Film and television[edit]

Morris featured in over fifty films, including Woody Allen's Love and Death (1975),[2] Ken Russell's Lisztomania (1975),[2] and Gene Wilder's The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1977).[2] He also appeared in many television programmes, his debut being in a BBC production of the comedy Fly Away Peter (1948).[1] Although most of his television appearances were in Britain, such as Z-Cars and Lovejoy, he also made some appearances in US programmes, such as a Columbo movie titled Ashes to Ashes (1998).




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