Sunday, May 18th, was Robert Morse’s 77th birthday.
I’d written a little piece in which Matthew Weiner talks about casting him (and other tales) here.
Quoting uh, me:
He had to audition, like everyone. He wasn’t at all insulted by that, but he “had nooo idea what was going on”. He kept saying, So much yarn, so little time, which Weiner put into the show.
From IMDb about his tony awards:
Has won two Tony Awards: in 1962, as Best Actor (Musical) for “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” a role he recreated in the film version, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967); and in 1990 as Best Actor (Play) for “Tru,” a one-man show in which he played Truman Capote and a performance he recreated on television as “American Playhouse: Tru” (1992). He was also nominated for Tony Awards three other times: once as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic), in 1959 for “Say, Darling;” and twice as Best Actor (Musical), in 1960 for “Take Me Along” (an Award won by co-star Jackie Gleason) and in 1973 for “Sugar.”
I watched Tru when it was on PBS over and over (I had taped it). It was exquisite, and he was brilliance.
Happy birthday week, Mr. Morse! We are so glad you are on Mad Men.
Birthday kisses from BoK!