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Morris the Cat
Birth: 1959
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: 1978

Animal Actor. Discovered in 1966 in the Humane Society of Hinsdale, Illinois, by his handler Bob Martwick, who needed a orange cat for a commercial. He adopted Morris who at the time of adoption was seven years old and he sit him in front of a camera, Morris was a natural and a four legged star was born. Morris made his television debut in 1969 for "9Lives" cat food commercials, he was "the world's most finicky cat", eating only 9Lives. Morris would go on to appear in other media over the years making his debut in the Robert Altman film The Long Goodbye with Elliott Gould in 1973. Also starring in the 1973 movie Shamus with Burt Reynolds and Dyan Cannon, he visited the White House and signed a bill making an ink impression with his paw, and received special Patsy award in 1973. Morris is even known for his writing ability, he has "authored" three books: The Morris Approach, The Morris Method and The Morris Prescription. He also appeared as a "spokescat" promoting responsible pet ownership, pet health and pet adoptions through animal shelters. Morris was 17 in cat years and 90 in human years at the time of his death. (bio by: Shock) 
 
Burial:
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: backyard of his trainer Bob Martwick in Chicago, Illinois
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Dec 19, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 7881
Morris the Cat
Added by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
 
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- crazy cat lady "Rooster's" granddaughter
 Added: Nov. 13, 2014

- Bunny
 Added: Nov. 8, 2014
Morris you will always be remembered for being an awesome cat! MEOW! PURR !
- Oreo The Orca
 Added: Nov. 5, 2014
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