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Michael Moriarty -- b.4/5/1941
Dramatist/Playwright, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Composer, Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Detroit, Mi.
TV Shows: Holocaust, Law & Order (as Asst. DA Benjamin "Ben" Stone)
Movie Titles: Pale Rider, James Dean, Courage Under Fire

Christopher Darlington Morley -- b.5/5/1890 d.3/28/1957 (66)
Novelist, Quaker, Journalist, American
Names/Places: MN:Darlington

Robert Morley -- b.5/26/1908 d.6/3/1992 (84)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Stage Producer/Director, English
Names/Places: b. in Wiltshire
Misc: British Airways; some say b. May 25
Book Titles: Around The World In 80 Days

Christopher J. "Chris" Morris -- b.6/15/1962 N.S.
Writer, Satirist, Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian, Producer/Director, English

Desmond Morris -- b.1/24/1928
Painter, Writer, Zoologist, English
Book Titles: The Naked Ape, Body Language
Movie Titles: The Human Race, The Human Animal

Garrett Morris -- b.2/1/1937
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Arranger, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New Orleans
TV Shows: Roll Out (as Wheens), Saturday Night Live (as Chico Escuela & regular 1975-80), It's Your Move (as Principal Dwight Ellis), General Hospital (as Mouth), Hunter (as Sporty James), Roc (as Wiz), Martin (as Stan), 2 Broke Girls (as Earl)

George Pope Morris -- b.10/10/1802 d.7/6/1864 (61)
Poet, Journalist, Editor, Songwriter

Howard Morris -- b.9/4/1919 N.S. d.5/21/2005 N.S. (85)
Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, TV/Movie Director
Names/Places: b. in New York City
TV Shows: Your Show of Shows (regular), Caesar's Hour (as Fred Brewster), Jetsons, Mr. Magoo, The Andy Griffith Show (as Ernest T. Bass), The Archie Show (as Jughead Jones, Big Moose Mason, Dilton Doily, etc.)

Jan Morris -- b.10/2/1926
Author, Writer, Historian, Welsh (Wales)
Misc: travel writer (Among the Cities, Hong Kong, Journeys)

Robert Michael Morris -- b.5/6/1940 N.S. d.5/30/2017 N.S. (77)
Playwright, Teacher, Actor, Director
TV Shows: Running Wilde (as Mr. Lunt), The Comeback (as Mickey Deane)
Movie Titles: Smiley Face, Broken Blood

William Morris -- b.3/24/1834 d.10/3/1896 (62)
Designer, Artist, Poet, English
Misc: Craftsman

Willie Morris -- b.11/29/1934 d.8/2/1999 (64)

Wright Morris -- b.1/6/1910 d.4/25/1998 (88)

Jim Morrison -- b.12/8/1943 d.7/3/1971 (27)
Poet, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: NN:The Lizard King; FN:James Douglas; d. heart failure in Paris; his name is an anagram for "Mr. Mojo Risin'".
Group Names: The Doors (lead), soloist
Song Titles: Break On Thorugh (To The Other Side), Light My Fire, People Are Strange, Love Me Two Times, Hello I Love You, Touch Me, Love Her Madly, Riders on the Storm
Album Titles: The Doors, Strange Days, Waiting for the Sun, The Soft Parade, Morrison Hotel, L.A. Woman

Toni Morrison -- b.2/18/1931
Novelist, Essayist, Editor, Professor
Names/Places: RN:Chloe Anthony Wofford
Book Titles: The Bluest Eye (1970), Sula (1973), Song of Solomon (1977), Beloved (1987)

Paul Morrissey -- b.2/23/1938
Writer, Director, Cinematographer
Movie Titles: Trash, Flesh, Heat, Blood for Dracula

Carleton Morse -- b.7/4/1901 d.5/24/1993 (91)

Viggo Mortenson -- b.10/20/1958
Photographer, Painter, Poet, Movie Actor, Musician, Danish (Denmark)
Movie Titles: The Road, Crimson Tide, Portrait of a Lady, A Perfect Murder, The Indian Runner, Psycho '98, A Walk on the Moon, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Hidalgo, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises

Emily Mortimer -- b.12/1/1971
Screenwriter, Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Video Game Voice Actress, English
TV Shows: Doll and Em, The Newsroom
Movie Titles: The Pink Panther 2 (2006), The Kid, Cars 2, Scream 3
Video Games: Cars 2: The Video Game, Disney Infinity (series)

John Mortimer -- b.4/21/1923 d.1/16/2009 (85)
Author, Attorney/Lawyer, English

Samantha Morton -- b.5/13/1977
Screenwriter, Actress, Director, English
Movie Titles: John Carter, Control, In America, Minority Report, Sweet and Lowdown, Code 46

Tad Mosel -- b.5/1/1922 d.8/24/2008 (86)

Salomon Mosenthal -- b.1/14/1821 d.2/17/1877 (56)
Dramatist/Playwright, Librettist, German

Roger E. Mosley -- b.12/18/1938
Writer, Actor, Director
Misc: AP says b. 1948
TV Shows: Roots, Magnum P.I. (as Theodore Calvin "T.C.")
Movie Titles: Unlawful Entry, The Jericho Mile, Heart Condition

Walter Mosley -- b.1/12/1952
Misc: crime fiction writer
Book Titles: Easy Rawlins mysteries, Fearless Jones mysteries, Leonid McGill mysteries

Imo Moszkowicz -- b.7/27/1925 d.1/11/2011 (85)
Writer, Actor, Director, German

Mark Mothersbaugh -- b.5/18/1950
Author, Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Synthesizer, New Wave Musician
Misc: voice of P.G.M.
Group Names: Devo

William Motherwell -- b.10/13/1797 d.11/1/1835 (38)
Poet, Journalist, Scotish

Willard Motley -- b.7/14/1909 d.3/4/1965 (55)

Farley Mowat -- b.5/12/1921 d.5/6/2014 (92)
Author, Environmentalist, Canadian

Bill Moyers -- b.6/5/1934
Author, Newscaster, Journalist, Commentator, Minister, Government Official, TV Host, TV Producer
Names/Places: b. in Hugo, OK; MN:Don
Misc: press secretary of President Lyndon Baines Johnson
TV Shows: CBS, PBS, Bill Moyers Journal

Robert Muchamore -- b.12/26/1972 N.S.
Novelist, English
Book Titles: Henderson's Boys (series), CHERUB (series)

Armin Mueller-Stahl -- b.12/17/1930
Painter, Writer, Movie Actor, Director, Musician, German, Prussian
Movie Titles: Shine, X-Files

Malcolm Muggeridge -- b.3/24/1903 d.11/14/1990 (87)
Writer, Critic, Newscaster, Journalist, Commentator, Editor, Educator, British
Names/Places: MN:Thomas
Misc: WWII spy

Edwin Muir -- b.5/15/1887 d.1/3/1959 (71)
Author, Critic, Scotish

Frank Muir -- b.2/5/1920 d.1/2/1998 (77)
Comedy Writer, Comedian, English

John Muir -- b.4/21/1838 d.12/24/1914 (76)
Author, Explorer, Naturalist, Conservationist, Scotish
Misc: the first president of the Sierra Club

John Mulaney -- b.8/26/1982 N.S.
Comedy Writer, Comedian
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live, Mulaney

Clarence Mulford -- b.2/3/1883 d.5/10/1956 (73)
Misc: western novelist
Book Titles: Hopalong Cassidy

Martin Mull -- b.8/18/1943
Painter, Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Songwriter, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
TV Shows: Mary Hartman Mary Hartman (as Garth Gimble), Fernwood 2-Night (as Barth Gimble), Domestic Life (as Martin Crane), His & Hers, Roseanne (as Leon Carp), Jackie Thomas Show (as Doug Talbot), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as Vice Principal Willard Craft), American Dad!, Two and a Half Men, Veep (as Bob Bradley)
Movie Titles: FM, My Bodyguard, Take This Job and Shove It, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jingle All the Way

Mitch Mullany -- b.9/20/1968 d.5/25/2008 N.S. (39)
Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher (star)

Romeo Muller -- b.8/7/1928 d.12/30/1992 (64)
Children's Author, Screenwriter, Actor
TV Shows: Here Comes Peter Cottontail, Noel, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Here Comes Peter Cottontail, Little Drummer Boy, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Nester the Long Eared Donkey, Jack Frost, Frosty's Winter Wonderland, Rudolph's Shiny New Year, 12 Days of Christmas, Snow Maiden

Lawrence Mumford -- b.12/11/1903 d.8/15/1982 (78)
Librarian, Government Official
Misc: Librarian of Congress

Lewis Mumford -- b.10/19/1895 d.1/26/1990 (94)
Critic, Philosopher, Sociologist, Historian
Misc: City Planner

Mike Munn -- b.4/26/1959
Book Titles: Richard Burton: Prince of Players

Olivia Munn -- b.7/3/1980
Author, Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Personality, Model
TV Shows: Miles from Tomorrowland (as Phoebe Callisto), Attack of the Show (as herself / hostess), The Newsroom (as Sloan Sabbith)
Movie Titles: Iron Man 2, Deliver Us From Evil, Magic Mike, Ride Along 2

Alice Munro -- b.7/10/1931 N.S.
Writer, Canadian

H. H. Munro -- b.12/18/1870 d.11/14/1916 (45)
Author, Short Story Writer, British
Names/Places: aka:Saki; RFMN:Hector Hugo

Robert Munsch -- b.6/11/1945 N.S.
Children's Author, American, Canadian
Book Titles: Paper Bag Princess, Love You Forever

Gorham Munson -- b.5/26/1896 d.8/15/1969 (73)
Author, Critic, Editor, American

Walter Murch -- b.7/12/1943
Screen/Scriptwriter, Editor, Director, Sound Engineer
Misc: sound effects engineer
Movie Titles: The Rain People, American Graffiti, The Godfather (series), The English Patient, Apocalypse Now

Dame Iris Murdoch -- b.7/15/1919 d.2/8/1999 (79)
Novelist, Philosopher, Irish
Names/Places: b. in Dublin

Audie Murphy -- b.6/20/1924 d.5/28/1971 (46)
Author, Movie Actor
Names/Places: Wanda Hendrix's ex-husband
Misc: WW2 movie & real life highest decorated Hero; some say b. on June 24
TV Shows: Whispering Smith (as Det. Tom Whispering Smith)

Charles Murphy -- b.7/12/1959 d.4/12/2017 N.S. (57)
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Names/Places: aka Charlie Murphy; Eddie's brother
TV Shows: Thugaboo (as Big Kid), Black Jesus (as Vic)
Movie Titles: Harlem Nights, Roll Bounce, Night at the Museum, Norbit
Video Games: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Colin Murphy -- b.7/16/1968
Comedy Writer, Comedian, Panelist, Northern Ireland
TV Shows: The Blizzard of Odd, The Unbelievable Truth, The Blame Game (panel), The Panel

Eddie Murphy -- b.4/3/1961
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer/Director, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Song Titles: Party All The Time, Boogie In Your Butt
Album Titles: Eddie Murphy, Comedian, How Could It Be
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (as Buhweet, Mr. Robinson, Little Richard Simmons, Gumby Dammit, others 1980-84), The PJs (as Thurgoode Orenthal Stubbs)
Movie Titles: Beverly Hills Cop (series as Axel F.), Raw, 48 Hrs., Trading Places, Harlem Nights, Boomerang, Distinguished Gentleman, Vampire In Brooklyn, The Nutty Professor, Metro, Dr. Dolittle (1998), Life, Bowfinger, Shrek, Showtime, Pluto Nash, Shrek 2, Dreamgirls, Norbit, Meet Dave

Elliott Murphy -- b.3/16/1949
Novelist, Journalist, Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer
Book Titles: Poetic Justice

Richard Murphy -- b.5/8/1912 d.5/19/1993 (81)

Ryan Murphy -- b.11/30/1965 N.S.
Writer, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Scream Queens (writer), Nip/Tuck (writer), Glee (writer), American Horror Story (writer)

Albert Murray -- b.5/12/1916 d.8/22/2013 (97)
Novelist, Essayist, Critic

Bill Murray -- b.9/21/1950
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Movie Director, Golfer, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Evanston, IL
Misc: Second City comedy troupe member
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (as The Weekend Update anchor, lounge lizard, Nerd, others 1977-80)
Movie Titles: Caddyshack, Stripes, Ghostbusters, Scrooged, What About Bob?, Groundhog Day, Ed Wood, Kingpin, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Rushmore, Charlie's Angels (movie), The Royal Tenenbaums, Lost in Translation, Garfield: the Movie (voice), The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, Broken Flowers, Garfield (voice of), City of Ember

Brian Doyle Murray -- b.10/31/1945
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: Bill's brother; aka spelled Brian Doyle-Murray
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (as SNL News Break anchor & member 1981-82), Bakersfield P.D. (as Sgt. Hampton)
Movie Titles: Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, Wayne's World, As Good as It Gets

Gilbert Murray -- b.1/2/1866 d.5/20/1957 (91)
Writer, Translator, Australian

Gordon Murray -- b.5/3/1921 N.S. d.6/30/2016 N.S. (95)
Screenwriter, Producer, Puppeteer, English
Misc: wrote some of the most popular children's television programs seen in Great Britian.
TV Shows: Trumpton, Camberwick Green, Chigley

Sir James Augustus Henry Murray -- b.2/7/1837 d.7/26/1915 (78)
Lexicographer, Editor, Scotish
Misc: created the Oxford Dictionary

John F. Murray -- b.2/19/1917 d.7/24/1997 (80)
Comedy Writer
Misc: writer of Red Skelton laugh lines and for the "Gilligan's Island" castaways

Mae Murray -- b.5/10/1885 d.3/23/1965 (79)
Screenwriter, Actress, Movie Producer, Choreographer, Dancer
Names/Places: MN:Marie Adrienne Koenig; NN: The Girl with the Bee Stung Lips

Mitch Murray -- b.1/30/1940
Author, Music Producer, Songwriter, English
Misc: best known titles in the USA as a songwriter are 'Billy, Don't Be A Hero' -No 1 (Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods), 'The Night Chicago Died' -No 1 (Paper Lace), 'I'm Telling You Now' -No 1 (Freddie and the Dreamers). Also 'Hitchin' A Ride' (Vanity Fayre).

John Middleton Murry -- b.8/6/1889 d.3/13/1957 (67)
Critic, Journalist, English

Charles Muses -- b.4/28/1919 d.8/26/2000 (81)
Author, Philosopher, Psychologist

Lorenzo Music -- b.5/2/1937 d.8/4/2001 (64)
Comedy Writer, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, TV Producer
TV Shows: Rhoda (as Carlton the doorman), Garfield and Friends (the cat voice)

Michael J. Musto -- b.??/??/???? d.10/30/1993 (76)
Misc: wrote the Who's On First routine for Abbott and Costello

Mike (Comedian) Myers -- b.5/25/1963
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Canadian
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (as Wayne's World's Wayne Campbell, Sprockets' Dieter, Lothar of the Hill People's handsome man, Middle Aged Man, Da Skit's Pat Arnold, Linda Richmond for Coffee Talk) and regular)
Movie Titles: Wayne's World, So I Married An Axe Murderer, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, 54, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Shrek, Goldmember, View From The Top, The Cat in the Hat, Shrek 2, The Love Guru

William James "Jim" Myers -- b.4/16/1937 N.S. d.2/16/2017 N.S. (79)
Author, Actor, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka George "The Animal" Steele

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