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Frank Lee Morris
Birth: Sep. 1, 1926
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Jun. 11, 1962, At Sea

Prison Escape Artist. He was a harden criminal that possessed a special talent for escaping out of prisons. In 1960, he was shipped to Alcatraz Island Federal Penitentiary in the San Francisco Bay, California, that was considered escape proof. Morris began masterminding an escape as soon as he arrived with fellow inmates, John and Clarence Anglin. Over a period of two years, they created a raft, stole tools to dig with and made lifelike dummies to place in their cells as they worked. On the night of June 11, 1962, the group escaped out of the vents in the back of their cells and into the utility corridor. They then proceeded onto the roof, down to the bay, boarded the raft they made and disappeared into the night. The following morning officers discovered the prisoners missing and the FBI conducted one of the largest manhunts ever to no avail. Bits of the raft were later found but authorities never found any bodies. Although presumed lost and dead, Morris remains named on America's Most Wanted list to this day. In 1979, his amazing story was dramatized in the film "Escape From Alcatraz," starring Clint Eastwood as Frank Morris.  (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Apr 29, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19136303
Frank Lee Morris
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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