Celebrity Birthday of the Day – May 18


Over the course of writing these celebrity birthday of the day bios, I’ve discovered a remarkable number of actors who only became actors following service in the military. Robert Morse is one such actor, for even though he wanted to be an actor from a young age, he only pursued acting professionally after he served in the Navy during the Korean War. Morse found great success on Broadway, and won several Tony awards throughout the 1950s and 60s, most notably for his star-making performance in the play How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He also starred in the film adaptation, however the bulk of Morse’s off-stage work has been on television, and he has appeared on such shows as Fantasy Island, The Dukes of Hazzard, Murder, She Wrote, Pound Puppies, Tiny Toon Adventures, and, most recently, as Bert Cooper on Mad Men. Robert Morse turns 83 today.

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