Morgan Conway

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 30
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Morgan Conway (March 16, 1903 in Newark, New Jersey – November 16, 1981 in Livingston, New Jersey) was an American actor, best known for his portrayals of Dick Tracy. Born Sydney Conway, he was educated at Columbia University in New York City. He arrived in Hollywood just in time to get on the ground floor of... read more

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Morgan Conway (March 16, 1903 in Newark, New Jersey – November 16, 1981 in Livingston, New Jersey) was an American actor, best known for his portrayals of Dick Tracy. Born Sydney Conway, he was educated at Columbia University in New York City. He arrived in Hollywood just in time to get on the ground floor of the industry's burgeoning labor movement. Conway was one of the founding members of the Screen Actors Guild. His first film appearance was in the 1934 film Looking for Trouble. For many years he freelanced, working for various studios in bits or supporting roles. His most familiar appearance from this period is probably in Charlie Chan in Reno (1939). By the mid-1940s he was a contract player for RKO Radio Pictures, and he was chosen to portray Chester Gould's comic-strip detective Dick Tracy in a pair of feature films: Dick Tracy and Dick Tracy vs. Cueball. RKO's earliest publicity photos posed Conway in profile, hoping to emulate Gould's square-jawed caricatures. Although this screen Tracy didn't resemble the print Tracy physically, Conway's dramatic interpretation was faithful; he gave the role an understated, businesslike quality totally in keeping with a police procedural. Morgan Conway is considered by many (including Dick Tracy writer Max Allan Collins) to be the best screen Dick Tracy. Morgan/Sydney Conway left the motion picture industry and returned to New Jersey, where he died of lung cancer at the age of 78.

Birth Name

Sydney Conway

Born

Monday, 16 March 1903

Died

Monday, 16 November 1981

Actor Filmography

Dick Tracy Special Dick Tracy 2009
Dick Tracy vs. Cueball Dick Tracy 1946
Badman's Territory Marshal Bill Hampton / Captain William 'Bill' Hampton 1946
The Truth About Murder Dist. Atty. Lester Ashton / Lester Ashton 1946
Dick Tracy Dick Tracy 1945
Jack London Richard Harding Davis 1943
Canyon City Craig Morgan 1943
Tornado Gary Linden 1943
Bells of Capistrano Stag Johnson 1942
A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen Ray Stafford 1942
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Actor Filmography

Dick Tracy Special Dick Tracy 2009
Dick Tracy vs. Cueball Dick Tracy 1946
Badman's Territory Marshal Bill Hampton / Captain William 'Bill' Hampton 1946
The Truth About Murder Dist. Atty. Lester Ashton / Lester Ashton 1946
Dick Tracy Dick Tracy 1945
Jack London Richard Harding Davis 1943
Canyon City Craig Morgan 1943
Tornado Gary Linden 1943
Bells of Capistrano Stag Johnson 1942
A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen Ray Stafford 1942
Sing Your Worries Away Chesty Martin 1942
Millionaires in Prison James Brent 1940
A Fugitive from Justice 'Julie' Alexander 1940
Florian Kingston 1940
Brother Orchid Philadelphia Powell 1940
The Saint Takes Over Sam Reese 1940
3 Cheers for the Irish Joe Niklas 1940
Private Detective Nat Flavin 1939
Sued for Libel Albert Pomeroy 1939
Television Spy Carl Venner 1939
The Spellbinder Mr. Carrington 1939
Grand Jury Secrets Thomas Reedy 1939
Charlie Chan in Reno George Bently / George Bentley 1939
The Kid from Kokomo Louie, a 50% Owner 1939
Secret Service of the Air Edward V. Powell / Henchman Ed Powell 1939
Wings of the Navy Tommy - Duty Officer 1939
North of Shanghai Bob Laird 1939
Blackwell's Island Steve Cardigan 1939
Off the Record Lou Baronette 1939
Smashing the Spy Ring Professor Leonard 1938
Illegal Traffic State's Attorney Ryan 1938
Crime Ring Ray Taylor 1938
Sinners in Paradise Harrison Brand 1938
Nurse from Brooklyn Inspector Donohue 1938
Happy Landing Frank Harland 1934
Looking for Trouble Dan Sutter 1934
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