Nancy Morgan

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Nancy Morgan
Born (1949-04-01) April 1, 1949 (age 71)
Years active1975–present
John Ritter
(m. 1977; div. 1996)
Children3; including Jason Ritter and Tyler Ritter

Nancy Karen Morgan (born April 1, 1949)[1] is an American actress.

Early life[edit]

Morgan is the daughter of Marjorie (née Greenfield) and Samuel A. Morgan. Jr.[2] She is a niece of John "Red" Morgan, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery during World War II in 1943, events later fictionalized in the movie Twelve O'Clock High.[citation needed]


Morgan starred with Ron Howard in Howard's directorial debut Grand Theft Auto as well as starred with Italian film star Terence Hill in a feature film and European television series based on comic-strip hero Lucky Luke.[3][4] For many years Morgan and her husband John Ritter co-hosted the national United Cerebral Palsy Telethon together.[5] They also co-starred in television movies The Dreamer of Oz and Heartbeat, and in the feature film Americathon.[6] Morgan also made a guest appearance in Ritter's television series Hooperman.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Morgan married actor John Ritter in 1977, and they had three children: Jason (b. 1980), Carly (b. 1982), and Tyler, (b. 1985).[5][8][9][10] Ritter and Morgan divorced in 1996 after nineteen years of marriage.[11][12][13]





  1. ^ "Nancy Morgan". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  2. ^ "Samuel A.L. Morgan Jr". The Los Angeles Times. 18 January 2004. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  3. ^ O'Brien, Tom; Beachum, Chris (2018-05-28). "Ron Howard movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include 'Apollo 13,' 'Splash,' 'A Beautiful Mind'". GoldDerby. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  4. ^ Clendenen, Dustin (3 May 2018). "The worst movies of the 1970s". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  5. ^ a b Gillies, Judith S. (1 December 2002). "8 Simple Questions for John Ritter". The Washington Post. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  6. ^ Slewinski, Christy (10 December 2012). "1990: NBC Presents the Telefilm 'The Dreamer of Oz'". TV Worth Watching. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  7. ^ "Hooperman - Season Two DVD Review". Sitcoms Online. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  8. ^ Miller, Bruce. "Jason Ritter won't save the world (but he just might try)". Sioux City Journal. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  9. ^ Dos Santos, Kristin (18 September 2014). "Exactly 30 Years After Three's Company Went Off the Air, Tyler Ritter Is Following in His Dad's Footsteps". E! Online. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  10. ^ Simonson, Robert (12 September 2003). "John Ritter, of TV's 'Three's Company' and Broadway's Dinner Party, Dead at 54". Playbill. Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  11. ^ "John Ritter". CBS News. Page 5 of 17. Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  12. ^ "John Ritter's Wrongful Death Trial to Begin". Retrieved 2018-12-16.
  13. ^ Heldenfels, R.D. (14 September 2003). "People had almost nothing bad to say about John Ritter". Daily Herald. Retrieved 2018-12-16.

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