James C. Morton

James C. Morton

Original Name James Carmody Lankton
Birth
Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, USA
Death 24 Oct 1942 (aged 58)
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Section A, Lot 104
Memorial ID 6121601 · View Source
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Actor. He arrived in Hollywood in 1929 after years of vaudeville and Broadway experience, notably in the title role of L. Frank Baum's musical "The Tik-Tok Man of Oz" (1913) and as Zingo in a revival of Kalman's operetta "Countess Maritza" (1928). Morton became a familiar face in scores of 1930s comedies, often in support of Laurel and Hardy, The Three Stooges, Our Gang, and W.C. Fields. When he wasn't playing befuddled cops or bartenders, he was sporting grotesque toupees that never remained on his bald head for long. (In the 1936 Stooges short "Disorder in the Court", one of Morton's errant rugs is mistaken for a tarantula). His other films include "Pack Up Your Troubles" (1932), "The Devil's Brother" (1933), "Mike Fright" (1934), "Tit for Tat" (1935), "Naughty Marietta" (1935), "Hoi Polloi" (1935), "Modern Times" (1936), "Way Out West" (1937), "You Can't Cheat an Honest Man" (1939), "My Little Chickadee" (1940), and "Saps at Sea" (1940). In 1940 Morton returned to the stage and toured the US in the popular "Laurel and Hardy Revue".

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  • Added: 24 Jan 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6121601
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James C. Morton (25 Aug 1884–24 Oct 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6121601, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .