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Robert H. Harris 1954
Robert H. Harris
Credits
Role Mr. Morgan
Biographical Information
Birth Name Jacob Harry Hurwitz
Birthdate July 15, 1911
Birthplace New York, New York, United States
Death Date November 30, 1981 (age 70)
Death Place Los Angeles, California, United States

Robert H. Harris played McMann & Tate client Mr. Morgan in the third season episode, "Aunt Clara's Victoria Victory" (1967).

Biography[]

Robert H. Harris was a character actor known for his work in television, films, and on the theatrical stage during a career that spanned from the 1930s to the 1970s. He was born as Jacob Harry Hurwitz on July 15, 1911 in New York City.

Harris was best known as Molly Goldberg's husband, Jake, on the early television series The Goldbergs. He was the third actor to play Jake in the series, playing the part in 1953-54 opposite Gertrude Berg.

He began his career as a teenager in New York's Yiddish Art Theatre and went on to Broadway in such productions as Brooklyn USA, My Sister Eileen and Richard the Third.

Harris went into television in its early days and came to Los Angeles in 1956 to appear in an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. He also appeared in such series as Treasury Men in Action, Suspense, Gunsmoke, Climax!, The Court of Last Resort, The Rifleman, 77 Sunset Strip, Perry Mason, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Ironside, Medical Center, The F.B.I. and The Six Million Dollar Man.

In 1948 he received his first acting role in films, playing a druggist in the film The Naked City. He would go on to appear in numerous films during his career with such credits as Bundle of Joy (1956), Peyton Place (1957), How to Make a Monster (1958), The George Raft Story (1961), Mirage (1965), Valley of the Dolls (1967), The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972), and The Man in the Glass Booth (1975).

Harris, whose specialty was pompous comedy roles, made occasional cameo appearances since going into semi-retirement in 1977 following an accident. Most of his work since then was in television commercials.

Harris died on November 30, 1981, in Los Angeles, California. He was 70. He was survived by his wife, actress Viola Harris; a son, Steven; a daughter, Sunny, a brother and two sisters.

Sources[]

  • Robert H. Harris on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on October 22, 2021.
  • Robert H. Harris obituary, United Press International, December 3, 1981. Retrieved on October 22, 2021, edited.
  • Danesi, Natalia and Hawkeye, Mr. Badger. Robert H. Harris memorial on Find a Grave, September 24, 2009. Retrieved on October 22, 2021, edited.
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