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Morris Ankrum
Birth: Aug. 27, 1896
Danville
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 2, 1964
Pasadena
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. Born Stephen Morris Nussbaum, he was a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Law, when he started an acting career performing in Hopalong Cassidy westerns in the 1930s. His film credits were largely concentrated in the western and science fiction films such as "Hills of Old Wyoming" (1937), "North of the Rio Grande" (1937), "Dark Shadows" (1944), "Courage of Lassie" (1946), "Joan of Arc" (1948), "Son of Ali Baba" (1952) and "Vera Cruz" (1954) and "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers" (1956). For television, he appeared on "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin", "Dennis the Menace", "Rawhide" and "Cheyene". He was also married to actress Joan Wheeler until his death. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Trichinosis/parasitic disease
 
Burial:
Spring Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum
Danville
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Cinnamonntoast4
Record added: Sep 27, 2002
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Morris Ankrum
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Rest in peace.
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