Morgan Farley's 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 1960's.
Farley played a large number of mostly small parts in movies, television and Broadway. He also served in World War II.
Farley was born in Mamaroneck, New York and died in San Pedro, California.
Morgan Farley 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) Submitted by HIC co-founder and Vice Chair, Billy Glover.
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