Stage and Screen Actor George Morfogen Dies at 86

George Morfogen, the American stage, television, and film actor, passed away at the age of 86 on March 8, 2019 in his home in New York, NY.

Morfogen was born in 1933 in the Bronx, NY, THE SON of Sam and Diamond Morfogen, originally from near Sparta, Greece. George Morfogen was a graduate of Brown University and the Yale School of Drama.

Morfogen was a seasonsed stage actor who appeared in productions on and off Broadway, including The Public Theater and Shakespeare in the Park. He performed regionally in Portland, ME; Peterborough, NH, Philadelphia; Washington, DC (Kennedy Center); Baltimore; Tuscon; Phoenix; Los Angeles; Seattle; Manitoba and Toronto, Canada. He also spent 17 seasons as a resident actor at The Williamstown Theatre Festival. Some of Morfogen's prominent roles included the title role in "Uncle Bob," Voysey, Sr. in "The Voysey Inheritance," Freud in "Freud's Last Session" and Shotover in "Heartbreak House."

Morfogen performed off Broadway in five productions at Mint Theater Company, including his final production there "A Day by the Sea." "Traveling Lady" at the Cherry Lane Theater in 2017 was his final stage appearance.

He was best known for his portrayal of Bob Rebadow in the HBO series "Oz." Morfogen appeared in over 12 television series, including "Saint Elsewhere," "Deadly Matrimony," "Blood Feud," and "Sherlock Holmes." He also starred in numerous films including "They All Laughed", "What's Up Doc", "Daisy Miller", and, most recently, "She's Funny That Way" in 2014.

Morfogen is survived by his husband and life partner of 51 years, Gene Laughorne and by his nieces Leslie Brauman and Amanda Brauman King.



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