Gary Morton
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Gary Morton (1924 - 1999)

Gary "Morton Goldaper" Morton aka Goldaper
Born in New York, USAmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1961 (to 1989) [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Palm Springs, Riverside County, California, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Dec 2008
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Biography

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Comedian, Producer. Born Morton Goldaper, he was best known as the second husband of entertainment icon Lucille Ball. Morton became a popular nightclub comedian in New York, Miami, Chicago, Las Vegas and the Borscht Belt, before his marriage to Lucy in 1961, brought him to Hollywood and television.

His first involvement with Lucy's career came not long after their wedding, when he took on the job as a comedian on "The Lucy Show" in 1962. When Desi Arnaz stepped down as executive producer of "The Lucy Show" Lucy took over Desilu Productions and Morton became a production consultant on the series.

In 1967, Desilu Productions was sold to Paramount and the couple formed the new company Lucille Ball Productions, with Morton as vice president. As executive producer, he produced "Here's Lucy" from 1968 to 1974 and Lucy's final TV series "Life With Lucy" in 1986. He also produced several Lucille Ball television specials as well as the TV movies "Bungle Abbey" (1981) and "Sentimental" (1984). For motion pictures, he was executive producer for the film "All the Right Moves" (1983). He died at age 74 in Palm Springs, California.


Sources

See also:

  • U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Find A Grave. [1]
  • National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. (enlisted 17 Feb 1943)
  • Wikidata: Item Q5525629, en:Wikipedia help.gif


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Gary Morton should be notable.. I'm not sure if I did this right. Please add wikitree-notables-project@googlegroups.com to privacy settings.. Thanks!!
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