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Morgan Conway (Sydney Conway)

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Biography

Newark, New Jersey, USA
Square-jawed 'tough guy' actor Morgan Conway's chief claim to fame was being the screen's first feature film Dick Tracy (though Ralph Byrd, who bore a closer physical resemblance to Chester Gould's comic strip detective, had previously enacted the part in four 1930's Republic serials). Columbia University graduate Conway, incidentally a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild, started off in films as a small-part actor, playing just about anything from hoodlums to murder victims. His break came courtesy of a long-term contract with RKO (1939-47), which starred him as the nominal hero or romantic interest in a number of modestly-budgeted second features. Read more...

Actor

Character: Tommy - Duty Officer

Wings of the Navy 1939

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Character: Philadelphia Powell

Brother Orchid 1940

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Character: Joe Niklas

Three Cheers for the Irish 1940

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Character: James Brent

Millionaires in Prison 1940

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Character: Marshal Bill Hampton

Badman's Territory 1946

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Character: Richard Harding Davis

Jack London 1943

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