Garrett Morris



  • Birth Name: Garrett Gonzalez Morris
  • Birth Place: New Orleans, LA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/01/1937, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor; singer; writer
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Garrett Morris Fast Facts:
  • Raised by his grandfather, a Southern Baptist minister; started singing in the church choir at age 5.
  • Sang as a soloist with the Harry Belafonte Singers from 1958 to 1968.
  • Was drafted into the Army in 1961 and served an 18-month stint as an X-ray technician.
  • Was the first African-American cast member of Saturday Night Live, from 1975 to 1980.
  • Suffered a near-fatal gunshot wound when he was the victim of a botched robbery in 1994.
  • Received an Independent Spirit Award nomination as Best Supporting Male for the 2001 film Jackpot.
  • Garrett Morris Relationships:
  • Freda Morris - Wife (separated)
  • Garrett Morris Awards:
  • 1979 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy - Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • College:
  • Dillard University, New Orleans, LA; attended the Juilliard School, New York, NY; attended the Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY


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