Wayne Morris (birth name Bert DeWayne Morris) is an American film and television actor who was born on February 17, 1914 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Biography and Career:
Wayne began his career acting in movies and it was when he was acting the film Flight Angels he became interested in flying and then became a pilot. He then joined the Navy during World War 2. After being turned down several times as a fighter pilot, he went to his brother in law, Cdr. David McCampbell, imploring him for the chance to fly fighters.
Following the war, Morris returned to films, but his nearly four-year absence had cost him his burgeoning stardom. He continued to act in movies, but the pictures, for the most part, sank in quality. Losing his boyish looks but not demeanor, Morris spent most of the fifties in low-budget westerns. He died on September 14, 1959.
Why do we like him?
Wayne Morris was a good actor and was a gallant fighter who joined the Navy during World War 2.
Why is Wayne Morris famous?
Morris shot down seven Japanese planes and contributed to the sinking of five ships during World War 2. He was awarded four Distinguished Flying Crosses and two Air Medals.