Vic Morrow was born Victor Morozoff on February 14th, 1929 in the Bronx. Growing up in a middle-class Jewish family in New York, he dropped out of high school and went into the Navy. He is best known for his roles in such films as Humanoids from the Deep (1980), The Last Shark (1981) and 1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982).
He married Barbara Turner, an actress. They had two daughters, Carrie Ann Morrow and Jennifer Jason Leigh, who due to a falling-out changed her name and was estranged from Morrow.
Morrow, along with two other actors, were killed in 1982 while filming the Twilight Zone movie, in a stunt helicopter crash.
Vic Morrow Filmography
Blackboard Jungle (1955) as Artie West
It’s a Dog’s Life (1955)
Tribute to a Bad Man (1956) as Lars Peterson
Men in War (1957) as Cpl. Zwickley
King Creole (1958) as Shark
God’s Little Acre (1958) as Shaw Walden
Hell’s Five Hours (1958)
Posse from Hell (1961)
Portrait of a Mobster (1961)
Target: Harry (1969) as Harry Black
A Man Called Sledge (1970)
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974) as Capt. Everett Franklin
The Take (1974) as Manso
Funeral for an Assassin (1974) as Michael Cardiff
Scar Tissue (1975) as Vic, the kidnapper
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Treasure of Matecumbe (1976)\ as Spangler
Message from Space (1978) as General Garuda
The Evictors (1979) as Jake Rudd
Humanoids from the Deep (1980) as Hank Slattery
The Last Shark (1981) as Ron Hamer
1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982) as Hammer
When I was in high school I would actually sign up for junk mail. It didn’t matter what it was: newspapers, magazines, anything. I’d get at least three free newspapers every day that I would never read. I’d just collect them and store them in boxes. I loved getting junk mail. It made me feel…important.
And then a couple of years later I discovered aromatherapy and things got better for me.