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Francis Phillip Wuppermann (June 1, 1890 – September 18, 1949), known by his stage name of Frank Morgan, was an American character actor. He is best known as a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player, and as the title character in The Wizard of Oz (1939).

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  • Born: Francis Phillip Wuppermann June 1, 1890 New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Died: September 18, 1949 (aged 59) Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Heart attack
  • Resting place: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
  • Alma mater: Cornell University
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1914–1949
  • Spouse(s): Alma Muller (m. 1914–49) (his death)
  • Children: George Morgan (1916–2003)

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Larry Storch aims to leave 'em laughing one last time on L.A. stage
LA Times Entertainme, 2014-09-10 13:30:00
Larry Storch kept his classmates at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx in stitches with his impressions of such famed actors as Claude Rains and Basil Rathbone and "The Wizard of Oz" himself, Frank Morgan.

'The Frank Morgan Story' sounds like a fine fit at L.A. Film Festival
LA Times Entertainme, 2014-06-14 12:00:00
Frank Morgan was a legendary jazz saxophonist, recording 20 albums and crafting a unique sound that attracted the likes of Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington. But perhaps what's most remarkable is that Morgan accomplished all this while spending 30 years of his life in San Quentin prison.

How did 'Wizard of Oz' fare on its 1939 release?
LA Times Entertainme, 2013-03-11 14:00:00
The film was a moneymaker for MGM, earned mostly good reviews and won two Oscars. It didn't gain iconic status, however, until its TV debut in 1956."The Wizard of Oz," starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Margaret Hamilton and Frank Morgan, is one of the most beloved ...

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