Years active 1918–81
|Name Morgan Farley|
|Full Name Francis Morgan Farley|
Born October 3, 1898 (1898-10-03) Mamaroneck, New York, U.S.
Died October 11, 1988, San Pedro, California, United States
Resting place Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery
Movies High Noon, Half Marriage, Macbeth, Angel Face, The Last Tycoon
Similar People Eve McVeagh, Harry Shannon, Charles Barton, Edward Ludwig, Fred Zinnemann
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Francis Morgan Farley (October 3, 1898 – October 11, 1988) was an American actor on the stage and in films and television.
His theatrical career began in 1918 in the stage adaptation of Booth Tarkington's Seventeen. He recreated the role of Joe Bullitt in Orson Welles's Mercury Theatre on the Air adaptation of the story that aired October 16, 1938. He gained a whole new generation of followers as a result of his guest spots on the original Star Trek series in the 1960s, in "The Return of the Archons" and "The Omega Glory".
Farley played a large number of mostly small parts in movies, television and Broadway, including the church minister in High Noon. He also served in World War II.
He was an out actor and was an activist in the early movement to gain civil/equal rights for homosexual Americans. He was a member of the board of ONE, Inc, the first public organization and publication (ONE Magazine). His contribution is covered in a book by Joseph Hansen on ONE Magazine's main editor, Don Slater, titled A Few Doors West of Hope, published by the Homosexual Information Center.(Information on HIC can be found on the website; tangentgroup.org)
His ashes were scattered in the rose garden at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, North Hollywood, California.