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Morgan Conway

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.

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Mar 16, 1903 In Newark, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Looking for Trouble 1934-03-28
Latest Project:
Movie Dick Tracy vs. Cueball 1946-12-18
Known For
Poster of Vacation in Reno
Poster of North of Shanghai
Poster of The Nurse from Brooklyn
Poster of Looking for Trouble
Movie Dick Tracy vs. Cueball Dick Tracy 1946-12-18
Movie Badman's Territory Captain William 'Bill' Hampton 1946-01-04
Movie The Truth About Murder Lester Ashton 1946-04-01
Movie Vacation in Reno Joe 1946-12-10
Movie Dick Tracy Dick Tracy 1945-12-01
Movie Tornado Gary Linden 1943-08-09
Movie Canyon City Craig Morgan 1943-11-24
Movie Bells of Capistrano Stag Johnson 1942-09-15
Movie A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen Ray Stafford 1942-05-07
Movie Florian Kingston 1940-06-05
Movie The Saint Takes Over Sam Reese 1940-06-07
Movie Millionaires in Prison James Brent 1940-07-12
Movie Brother Orchid Philadelphia Powell 1940-06-08
Movie A Fugitive from Justice 'Julie' Alexander 1940-06-15
Movie Wings of the Navy Tommy - Duty Officer (uncredited) 1939-02-11
Movie Blackwell's Island Steve Cardigan 1939-03-02
Movie Off the Record Lou Baronette 1939-01-21
Movie Secret Service of the Air Henchman Ed Powell 1939-03-04
Movie North of Shanghai Bob Laird 1939-01-24
Movie Private Detective Nat Flavin 1939-12-09
Movie Charlie Chan in Reno George Bentley 1939-06-16
Movie Sued For Libel Albert Pomeroy 1939-10-27
Movie Television Spy Carl Venner 1939-10-19
Movie The Spellbinder Mr. Carrington 1939-07-28
Movie The Nurse from Brooklyn Inspector Donohue 1938-04-29
Movie Crime Ring Ray Taylor 1938-07-08
Movie Sinners in Paradise Harrison Brand 1938-05-19
Movie Looking for Trouble Dan Sutter 1934-03-28
Movie Happy Landing Frank Harland 1934-09-01

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