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Morgan Woodward

  • Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Birthday: September 16
Date of passing: 
February 22, 2019

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Morgan Woodward was an American actor.

A native of Arlington, Texas, Woodward served in World War II in the Army Air Corps and in the Korean War in the Military Air Transport Command.

His acting career began at Arlington State College, where he majored in music and drama, but later returned to school and obtained a degree in corporate finance from the University of Texas in 1948.

After several years of work in music, he moved to Hollywood in 1955, hoping to break into musicals. He appeared in such films as Walt Disney’s The Great Locomotive Chase, and Westward Ho, the Wagons!

Morgan Woodward was an American actor.

A native of Arlington, Texas, Woodward served in World War II in the Army Air Corps and in the Korean War in the Military Air Transport Command.

His acting career began at Arlington State College, where he majored in music and drama, but later returned to school and obtained a degree in corporate finance from the University of Texas in 1948.

After several years of work in music, he moved to Hollywood in 1955, hoping to break into musicals. He appeared in such films as Walt Disney’s The Great Locomotive Chase, and Westward Ho, the Wagons!

He then starred opposite Hugh O’Brian in The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, playing deputy Shotgun Gibbs for four seasons.

Woodward played oil man Marvin “Punk” Anderson on Dallas from 1980-1987. He also made two appearances on the original Star Trek series, played Elder Morgan in the film Logan’s Run, and was a regular on Gunsmoke.

Woodward’s biggest film role was in Cool Hand Luke, where he played an overseer known as “the man with no eyes” because of his his reflective sunglasses.

Woodward died February 22, 2019, in Paso Robles, California. He was 93.

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Morgan Woodward

Morgan Woodward

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