Scotty Morrow

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  • Scotty Morrow was a featured child actor during the Golden Age of Film and Television with more than 60 credits to his name. He appeared with some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Lana Turner, Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe, Deborah Kerr, Terry Moo

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    Scott Morrow’s show business career began at the age of 5 by design rather than by choice. He was the product of a show business family. His older brother Brad Morrow had paved the way for him by becoming a child actor at an early age when he was selected over dozens of other kids to play the role of “Little Jake” in the MGM film musical Annie Get Your Gun in 1950. He later became one of the original Disney Mousketeers and continued on with a successful childhood acting career. His brother was represented by the Frank Ryan Agency at the time so his parents had decided that what was good for one son might be good for their youngest son. Like magic, Scott was suddenly thrust into the world of make believe and found himself interviewing all over town in front of Hollywood casting directors.

    Scott’s first experience in front of the camera was for a television commercial for One-A-Day Vitamins when he was 5. That lead to a couple of other commercials followed by some guest appearances on “live” television variety shows such as Red Skelton, Jack Benny and Johnny Carson. His very first featured role in a TV drama was The United States Steel Hour in 1955. By the time his childhood acting career came to an end he had appeared in over 60 television shows in an era where unlike today, there wasn’t that many being produced. They ranged from comedy shows like Donna Reed (he had a recurring role as “pee wee”) and Leave It to Beaver to western classics such as Wagon Train, Tales of Wells Fargo, Maverick, Zane Grey Theater, The Restless Gun and Death Valley Days. There were the doctor shows like Dr. Kildare and Ben Casey along with the sci-fi classics such as The Twilight Zone and One Step Beyond to the beach dramas’ Hawaiian Eye, Adventures in Paradise, Surfside 6 and Follow the Sun. His agent used to promote Scott using the moniker “Kid Television” because of all the shows he had appeared in during that time.

    In between all of the TV acting roles, a few feature films came his way. His very first film, Between Heaven and Hell paved the way for his first major film appearance as “Joey Cross” in the epic Peyton Place in 1957 for 20th Century Fox. This was followed by An Affair to Remember for the same studio. In 1958, he was paired with George Montgomery to star in The Toughest Gun in Tombstone. That same year, the tear jerker family film, The Heart Is a Rebel was released featuring Scott opposite Ethyl Waters. This was followed with a featured role in a sci-fi B-grade thriller The Cosmic Man with John Carradine. His last film role in 1963 was playing the lead character in a children’s story entitled The Jolly Genie.

    After serving in the Armed Forces, Scott graduated from college and today is a successful business consultant to a variety of industries which include, but not limited to, entertainment and product marketing companies.