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us: Morris, Garrett, 1937-

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        (naf) New Orleans (La.)
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        (naf) United States
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        • Organization: (naf) Dillard University
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Army
        • Organization: (naf) Saturday Night Live Studios
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        (lcsh) Comedians
          (lcsh) Actors
            (lcsh) Soldiers
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          • found: Saturday nite sweet ... p1980: label (Garrett Morris)
          • found: Contemporary theatre, film & television, v. 16 (Morris, Garrett, b. Feb. 1, 1937; actor, singer, musical arranger)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed February 27, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Morris, Garrett; comedian, stage/screen actor, television actor, soldier; born 01 February 1937 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States; attended Dillard University in New Orleans; earned a part in The Bible Salesman, a production at the Broadway Congregational Church (1960); was an X-ray technician in the Army (1961-1963); appeared in plays and musicals on and off of Broadway, among them Hallelujah, Baby! and Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death (1967-1968, 1971-1972); produced his own play, The Secret Place (1972); appeared in small roles in Carl Reiner's Where's Poppa? and Sidney Lumet's The Anderson Tapes (1970, 1971); offered well-regarded performance in Cooley High (1975); performed on Saturday Night Live (SNL) (1975); initiated movie career with Where's Poppa?; produced second play, Daddy Picou and Marie Le Veau (1982); appeared in The Stuff, Coneheads, Twin Falls, Idaho, and Jackpot (1985,1993,1999, 2001); honors include nomination for Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male)
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