Vic Morrow


Vic Morrow Trivia


  • Trivia

    • His first wife Barbara Turner arranged his funeral.

    • The accident that killed him and two small children led to massive reforms in U.S. child labor laws and safety regulations on movie sets in California.

    • He had a key role in the 1976 comedy The Bad News Bears.

    • After COMBAT! ended, he worked in made-for-TV movies.

    • He has been in 23 movies.

    • He made 201 television appearances, the last of which was on Fantasy Island in 1982 (shown posthumously).

    • After Blackboard Jungle he went into television and was cast in the TV series COMBAT!.

    • His final movie role was that of Bill Connor in 1983's The Twilight Zone: The Movie. While he was filming an alternate "redemptive" ending for his segment, a helicopter went out of control and crash-landed near Morrow. None of the crew members was hurt, but Vic and two other (child) actors were caught by a broken rotor-blade and killed instantly. Fellow Twilight Zone veteran Boris Sagal (he directed "the Silence") met a very similar fate, just months later, while shooting the movie World War 3 on location. Both Sagal and Morrow had, twenty years earlier, worked together on the pilot episode of Combat.

    • He dropped out of high school when he was 17 to join the Navy.

    • He enrolled in the Actors Workshop school in New York.

    • He is mentioned on Denis Leary's 1997 album Lock and Load.

    • He is interred in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California.

    • He appeared in two episodes of Australian-produced anthology series The Evil Touch, which he happened to have directed one of.

    • His first movie role was in Blackboard Jungle.(1955)

    • After the navy he went to Florida State University and studied Pre-law.

    • He is the father of actresses Jennifer Jason Leigh and Carrie Morrow

  • Quotes

    • (His half-joking aside to a PA, shortly before filming the fateful helicopter sequence for Twilight Zone: The Movie)
      Vic: ...I gotta be crazy to do this scene. I should've asked for a stunt double.

    • (on his movie The Blackboard Jungle)
      Vic: ...Sure, the reviews were great--But you'd have thought they'd picked me up out of an ashtray, or something, and made me a star. Hell, I'd already done Shakespeare and Chekhov and all those other cats.